If you feel you are suffering domestic abuse or violence and you are at immediate risk call: 999 immediately.


Our award-winning free service allows anyone who has recently experienced or been threatened with domestic abuse or violence to apply for an emergency court injunction.

This can sometimes be issued within 24 hours of making contact with us. We work in close partnership with the police, solicitors and other support agencies (Refuge, Women’s Aid, Mankind etc) to help victims obtain speedy protection

Call: 0800 970 2070 or you can text NCDV to 60 777 or you can access their website 


Safer Places (formerly known as Harlow Women’s Aid) has over 40 years of experience in delivering holistic support services to adult and child survivors of Domestic Abuse across Essex and Hertfordshire.  Over the years we have grown and adapted our services to meet the needs of the communities we serve. SaferPlaces can offer lots of different types of help to people who are suffering or who have suffered domestic abuse. Call: 03301 025 811 or their website


Future Living provide help and support for people recovering from addiction or domestic abuse. Call: 01992 537344 or their website


The project provides dedicated support and telephone advocacy to women experiencing domestic abuse who face barriers in accessing a refuge space or safe accommodation. The Survivor’s Handbook provides practical support and information for women experiencing domestic abuse, with simple guidance on every aspect of seeking support. Contact website

As a woman fleeing domestic abuse, you may want to access specialist refuge accommodation. The Helpline can help you find a refuge vacancy for you and your children; call us for more information. We can also support you to find other specialist services in your community, which can provide support whether or not you have left your partner.

They can be contacted on: 0808 2000 247 or their website



We’re here to support men experiencing domestic abuse. If you want to talk to someone, you can speak to our friendly and professional advisors on the phone, by email or on webchat. No pressure, no judgement, just help. Call: 0808 801 0327 or the website


LGBT+ people may be manipulated into believing that there is no help available to them because they are LGBT+.  They may also be told that abusive behaviours are ‘normal’ in LGBT+ relationships, or that LGBT+ cannot experience domestic abuse. Abuse from family members is sometimes not recognised as abuse and written off as a ‘family dispute’ or having ‘different values’.  

LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse might feel that domestic abuse services are not for them or may not understand what has happened to them. Call: 0800 999 5428 email: or go to the website


We were established in 1993 as the first specialist charity for victims and survivors. We are committed to ending Honour Based Abuse in the UK. Help is available. Safe, confidential, free services exist for you. We support over 2,000 victims every year, many through our national Honour Based Abuse Helpline call: 0800 5999 247 and website


Our telephone advice lines provide vital free and confidential legal advice to women.

It is important that you understand the law and your legal rights. Through our free and confidential legal advice we can help you through the law. Call: 0207 251 6577or contact details on the website 


DAA bring together organisations working on the frontline of domestic abuse across the UK with the legal sector to deliver joined-up instant legal assistance and protection for victims. For more information, please see their website or call: 0800 101 7110