Domestic Abuse: further help and advice
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Empowers Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugee women, particularly South Asian, Turkish and Iranian women who are experiencing domestic violence, sexual violence and harmful practices. Ashiana provides culturally sensitive advice, support and safe housing, and counselling. Ashiana works to raise awareness of domestic violence and carry out preventative work with the community as a whole.
Run a range of services for parents and families who have experienced domestic violence. DVIP also offer therapy for children who have been affected by domestic violence as well as support for parents of adolescents who have been abusive to their parents/carers and in their close relationships.
Is a UK-based, Black feminist organisation dedicated to addressing violence against Black and minoritised women and girls. As a second-tier, human rights organisation, with national membership, Imkaan represents the expertise and perspectives of frontline specialist women’s services that work to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls.
Advocates for women’s rights and migrant’s rights. It offers advice, advocacy, information and counselling services in a personalised, confidential and impartial manner. The service includes housing, money and debt management as well domestic violence support. All services are free and in Spanish and Portuguese.
Supports women and children through a range of services, including refuges, independent advocacy, community outreach and culturally specific services. Refuge advocates for improvements to domestic violence policy and practice, and the implementation of legislation to meet the needs of abused women and children. It helps prevent domestic violence through campaigning, education, training and research.
Freephone 24 hour helpline: 0808 200 0247
Works with domestic violence perpetrators, male victims and young people. Respect runs a helpline for men and women who are harming their partners.
They also run a Men’s Advice Line which provides advice and support to men experiencing domestic abuse and those supporting them.
Freephone: 0808 801 0327
Advises, educates and empowers women by providing free, confidential legal advice by specialist women solicitors and barristers; enabling women to understand and benefit from their legal rights through accessible and timely publications and training; and campaigning to ensure that women’s voices are heard and law and policy meets all women’s needs. Visit the website or telephone for legal advice.
Family Law call: 020 7251 6577
Criminal law call: 020 7251 8887
Immigration and asylum law call: 020 7490 7689
EU settlement scheme advice call: 020 7118 0267
Is an active user-led organisation that advances the education and training of the Albanian speaking people in the UK, so as to enable them to take full and active roles in their communities. Shpresa provides advice, help and support so to the Albanian community to help the community orientate, settle and gain access to education, training and employment. Additionally, Shpresa raises awareness of the needs of Albanian women experiencing domestic violence and works in partnership with the Women’s Therapy Centre to enable women to find a safe space to explore how they feel and what they want for themselves and their children.
Is a London-based charity that supports women and children affected by domestic and sexual violence. Solace provides refuge accommodation and a wide range of community based services.
Freephone: 0808 802 5565
A London-based charity that provides advice, advocacy and a resource centre for Asian and African-Caribbean women who are experiencing domestic violence and all other forms of gender related violence against women. Services can be provided in several community languages, especially South Asian languages.
Is a national charity working to end domestic violence against women and girls. Women’s Aid co-ordinates and supports an England-wide network of over 300 local services and campaigns for better legal protection and services to abused women and children.