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Domestic abuse support services

Friday July 1, 2022

AFG LAW and our individual domestic abuse solicitors have supported local domestic abuse charities for years. We have good working relationships and can help our clients seek additional support above the legal advice we can provide.  We have established clinics, visited refuges, given talks to increase understanding of how to help people access legal services, raised money and donated items families might need including Christmas presents. We know the importance of getting the right support when you need it. Some of the local services that may be able to help are listed below as well as national charities:

 

Locally…

 

Fortalice – 01204 701846 or info@fortalice.co.uk

 

Fortalice support services include refuge accommodation for women and children, independent domestic violence advisors, community services, education and accredited training

 

WHAG – 01706 298222 or whag@whag.info

 

WHAG supports and empowers vulnerable women and women, men and children affected by domestic abuse

 

Endeavour – 01204 394 842 or info@endeavourproject.org.uk

 

Endeavour provide a range of domestic abuse services for people and their pets. All services are accessible to anyone affected by domestic abuse including male, BAME, over 55, young people and LGBTQ+ people needing help

 

Manchester Women’s Aid – 0161 660 7999 or info@manchesterwomensaid.org

 

Manchester Women’s Aid supports women, men and children experiencing domestic abuse in Manchester. They run 5 refuges providing emergency accommodation for women and children as well as providing community support including specialist support through the mental health service, substance misuse practitioner and community language workers.

 

IRIS – Contact your GP and ask for IRIS

 

The IRIS programme supports women and men who are experiencing domestic abuse. If you ask your GP to speak to IRIS they will refer you to your local IRIS project

 

Bolton at Home Domestic Abuse Team – 01204 329363 or davservice@boltonathome.org.uk

 

Bolton at Home is a local housing provider and offers support to their communities including domestic abuse support

 

Greater Manchester Police – 999 in an emergency and 101 if you need support or advice and are safe. Textphone service 18000 or text 999 if you are pre-registered with the emergencySMS service. Translators can be provided by language line if you attend a police station.

 

Nationally…

 

Refuge – 0808 2000 247

 

Refuge offer a 24 hour national domestic abuse helpline, a BSL interpreter service and live chat. They support women and children against domestic violence

 

Women’s Aid – live chat through the website or helpline@womensaid.org.uk

 

Women’s Aid offers live chat and email support, they support women and children who have experienced domestic abuse

 

Galop – 0800 999 5428

 

Galop offers emotional and practical support for LGBTQ+ people

 

Victim Support – 0808 168 9111 or live chat

 

Victim Support helps anyone affected by a crime

 

National Stalking Helpline – 0808 802 0300 or by email via the website

 

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust runs the national stalking helpline and their mission is to reduce the risk of violence and aggression through campaigning, education and support

 

Karma Nirvana – 0800 5999 247 or support@karmanirvana.org.uk

 

Karma Nirvana run the national honour based abuse helpline and provide safe, confidential, free services for people affected by honour based abuse

 

Forced Marriage Unit – 020 7008 0151 or fmu@fco.gov.uk

 

The FMU offers information and support to those who fear they will be forced into marriage and can talk them through their options

 

Men’s Advice Line – 0808 801 0327 or info@mensadviceline.org.uk

 

The men’s advice line is for male victims of domestic abuse and offers confidential advice, non-judgmental support, practical information and help

 

Mankind Initiative – 01823 334 244

 

The mankind initiative helps men escape domestic abuse and runs a national helpline for males experiencing domestic abuse

 

Sign Health – Text 07800 003421 or da@signhealth.org.uk

 

Support and advice for victims of domestic abuse who are deaf or hard of hearing

 

Savera UK – 0800 107 0726

 

Savera UK work to support those who are at risk of harmful practices and domestic abuse including culturally specific abuse in the UK including forced marriage and female genital mutilation

 

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