Domestic Abuse Support

Manningham Housing Association would like to give you all the support you might need. You can find below support and advice channels, and you can contact Prafula on 07967128055 – Monday to Friday office timing.

Where to get help

If you believe you are being abused or worried you may commit domestic abuse, read the UK GOV detailed guidance on how to get help which includes contact information for organisations and services which offer support and advice.

If you are in immediate danger, call 999 and ask for the police – the police will continue to respond to emergency calls.

If you suspect that your neighbours or those in your community are victims of domestic abuse, we encourage you to report it to the police.

If you are in danger and unable to talk on the phone, dial 999 and listen to the questions from the operator and respond by coughing or tapping the handset if you can (If you are in danger, you will be asked to dial “55). Click here for the guidelines.

National Domestic Abuse Helpline

The National Domestic Abuse Helpline is run by Refuge and offers free, confidential support 24 hours a day to victims and those who are worried about friends and loved ones.

Telephone: 0808 2000 247

Women’s Aid

Women’s Aid has a live chat service and an online survivor’s forum. You can also find your local domestic abuse service on their website.

Men’s Advice Line

The Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse and those supporting them.

Telephone: 0808 801 0327

Galop – for members of the LGBT+ community

Galop runs the National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse helpline.

Telephone: 0800 999 5428

Email: help@galop.org.uk

Chayn

Chayn provides online help and resources in a number of languages about identifying manipulative situations and how friends can support those being abused.

Domestic Violence Keighley

01535 210 999

Staying Put

9 am –5 pm 080 8 2800 999

 

BME specialist services

Imkaan

Imkaan is a women’s organisation addressing violence against black and minority women and girls.

 

Disability specialist services

Stay Safe East

Stay Safe East provides advocacy and support services to disabled victims and survivors of abuse.

SignHealth

SignHealth provides domestic abuse service support for deaf people in British Sign Language (BSL).

Text or WhatsApp/FaceTime 07970 350366

da@signhealth.org.uk

Call 020 3947 2601

 

Economic abuse

If you are concerned about how coronavirus may affect your finances and leave you vulnerable to economic abuse, please see the advice provided by HM Treasury on what support is on offer.

The charity Surviving Economic Abuse has also provided additional guidance and support.

 

Support for professionals

SafeLives is providing guidance and support to professionals and those working in the domestic abuse sector, as well as additional advice for those at risk.

Support if you are worried about hurting someone

If you are concerned that you or someone you know may be an abuser, there is support available. Respect is an anonymous and confidential helpline for men and women who are harming their partners and families. The helpline also takes calls from (ex)partners, friends and relatives who are concerned about perpetrators.

Telephone: 0808 802 4040

 

Support for children and young people

NSPCC

The NSPCC helpline is available for advice and support for anyone with concerns about a child.

The NSPCC has issued guidance for spotting and reporting the signs of abuse.

Telephone: 0808 800 5000

Email: help@nspcc.org.uk

Childline

Childline provides help and support to children and young people.

Telephone: 0800 1111

Barnardo’s

Barnardo’s provide support to families affected by domestic abuse.

Family Lives

Family Lives provide support through online forums.

 

Information on child contact arrangements

Rights of Women provide guidance about child contact arrangements relating to COVID-19.

 

More information

For more advice and guidance on domestic abuse, please see Domestic abuse: how to get help.

 


Ahead of tonight’s Coronation Street, here’s Ian Bartholomew with a very important message. Yasmeen’s coercive control abuse storyline is even more salient than ever during the Coronavirus Lockdown but there is help available.

This article was partially taken from GOV.UK