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Domestic Violence

If you are experiencing domestic abuse and need help and advice on the housing options which are available to you please contact the Home Options 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 violence 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 (Out of hours ring 01629 532600)

Staffordshire Womens Aid 0870 2700 123 (24 hr helpline)

P.O.Box 2387, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 3WS

Providing the following support and advice in the following areas: Domestic & Sexual Violence, also offering support with a Children & Young Person Service.

Arch North Staffs 01782 204479

308 London Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 5AB

Outreach support to both men and women experiencing Domestic Abuse. Refuge spaces for woman and children.