Domestic abuse

If you're in immediate danger, or you think someone else is, dial 999 and tell the police. Contact your local neighbourhood policing team if it’s not an emergency.

You can also contact the National Domestic Abuse Helpline for advice and support: ring them on 0808 2000 247 at any time. A charity called Respect runs an advice line for men, which is 0808 801 0327.

About domestic abuse

Domestic abuse isn't just about violence: there are, sadly, many ways that a person might abuse their partner or someone they live with.

Women's Aid define domestic abuse as: "an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour, including sexual violence, in the majority of cases by a partner or ex-partner, but also by a family member or carer." You can read more about domestic abuse on the Women's Aid website

If you're experiencing domestic abuse, we can help. Contact us - we can help make your home more secure, or if necessary, help you find a new place to live (our service standards explain what you can expect from us). Read more about support for people experiencing domestic abuse