If you’re experiencing domestic abuse, you may feel very alone and have no idea who to turn to. We are available to help you get the advice and support you need to protect yourself.
- You are not alone
- Assault is a criminal offence – no one has no right to beat, verbally, or sexually abuse you or your children
- You are not responsible for the abuse and you are not to blame – it is your abuser who must take responsibility for their actions
- Violence is never the way to solve a conflict in the home
- You can survive and move on from an abusive relationship
- You shouldn't be afraid to ask for help
- We are here to help.
What to do
➧ If you're in immediate danger
Always call 999 in an emergency, if you are at risk or you are worried about someone’s safety.
- If you are in danger and unable to speak, you can call 999, followed by 55 which will alert the police to an emergency without you needing to speak.
- If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired, you can call the 999 textphone on 18000. You can also text 999 if you’ve pre-registered for the emergency SMS service
➧ If you are not in immediate danger
We know it can be difficult to ask for help. Domestic abuse can undermine your confidence and make you feel unable to act. Remember there are lots of people who want to help you, and we will put you in touch with them.
If you are or know of someone who is, experiencing domestic violence, contact your housing officer right away. If you are not a resident, you can still report a concern to us via the chat function bottom right of this page.
The housing officer or property management officer will arrange an interview with you in a safe place and will put you in touch with support services.
Individuals who are unsure if they are experiencing domestic abuse can use the Women's Aid Questionnaire: Am I in an abusive relationship?
Download a list of specialist support agencies.
For more information about how we respond to reports of domestic abuse, please read our policy.