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Domestic Abuse

If you are experiencing domestic abuse and need help and advice on the housing options which are available to you please contact the Housing Advice Team in confidence. 

Sometimes it's difficult to know

  • Does your partner or ex-partner threaten you and your children?

  • Are you and your children often frightened by your partner?

  • Are you constantly degraded and picked on?

  • Are you not allowed to have contact with friends and family?

  • Does your partner constantly check where you have been, how much you spend, who you speak to?

Domestic Abuse covers a range of behaviours including physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse, within all types of relationships. This can include threats, constant criticism, isolation, money being controlled and forced sex.

What can I do?

If you are being abused it is useful to talk to someone about what has happened, even if you do not want to do anything about it. Often it is helpful to speak to someone and get some support for yourself. Getting someone to record the incidents will help you in the future if you do decide to take action.

Useful Contacts:

In an emergency call 999

Homeless 0345 605 3012 (Mon - Fri 9am - 4.30pm)  (Out of hours ring 01629 532600)

In the local area Glow domestic abuse helpline is a charity on a mission to end relationship abuse, campaigning for change and providing support throughout Staffordshire and its surrounding areas. Through a full-circle approach, Glow seeks to address the issues from every angle, ensuring that no member of the community is vulnerable to an abusive relationship.

0330 0945 559 Mon - Fri 9.00am - 5.00pm

308 London Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 5AB

 National Domestic Violence 24 Hour Helpline 0808 200 0247 You can talk confidentially to someone about your situation and find out what your options are.

If you are a man experiencing domestic abuse you can contact the Men's Advice Line on 0808 801 0327.

If you are in a same-sex relationship you can call the National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0800 999 5428.

New Era provides free and confidential round-the-clock advice and support for anyone in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent affected by domestic abuse - regardless of their age, ethnicity, gender or location. The 24-hour confidential helpline for victims is: 0300 303 3778 and there's a live chat facility via www.new-era.uk