Manchester Women’s Aid
For advice on how to cover your tracks on-line go to: www.womensaid.org.uk/cover-your-tracks-online.
Telephone: 0161 660 7999
Silent Solutions Police
In an emergency call 999 for the police. If you cannot safely speak to the operator to ask for the Police, stay on the line and the call will be forwarded to an operating system. Press 55 to be transferred to the local police force as an emergency.
Telephone: 999 wait, then press 55.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Abuse
Government support for anyone who feels they are at risk of abuse:
The Respect Phoneline is a confidential national helpline, email, webchat service for perpetrators of domestic abuse looking for help to stop. They help male and female perpetrators in heterosexual or same sex relationships. Partners or ex-partners of perpetrators, as well as family and friends, are welcome to get in touch for information, advice and support.
If you are concerned about your behaviour and feel you may be about to hurt someone please contact:
Telephone: 0808 802 4040
Domestic Violence Aware Practice
If you are being hurt by someone in your family, are afraid of someone at home or are in a violent relationship you can talk to doctors, nurses and other staff working here, in private.
Contact Bernice O’Brien
Telephone: 07889 538942
National Domestic Violence Helpline
The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.
The Helpline can give support, help and information over the telephone, wherever the caller might be in the country. The Helpline is staffed 24 hours a day by fully trained female helpline support workers and volunteers. All calls are completely confidential. Translation facilities for callers whose first language is not English, and a service for callers who are deaf or hard of hearing are available.
Telephone: 0808 2000 247
Manchester Womens Aid
Manchester Women’s Aid is an independent charity providing a range of services for women and children affected by domestic and sexual violence. We aim to provide excellence in all our services, placing women and children who use our refuge and community based services at the heart of the organisation.
Telephone: 0161 660 7999
Domestic Abuse Aware Practice
The staff in your GP practice are trained to ask about domestic abuse and specialist workers are available to support you. Your practice is an ‘IRIS’ practice. You can talk to doctors, nurses and other staff working here if you are being hurt or controlled by your current or ex-partner, are afraid of someone at home or a member of your family. The IRIS service is for all GP patients and staff, both women and men, aged 16 or over, whatever age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity or background. IRIS’s oldest patient so far is 87.
Social isolation can increase stress at home, impacting on you and your family’s well-being. Your GP practice is here to help you.
Please contact your GP or the Practice Nurse for help and advice. They will refer you to the IRIS worker, the ‘IRIS Advocate Educator’.
IRIS Office: 0161 820 8416. Lines are open 09:00 – 16:30
In an emergency call the Police on 999.
National DA Helpline
This is a 24 hour National domestic abuse helpline.
Telephone: 0800 2000 247
Bright Sky is a free to download mobile app providing support and information to anyone who may be in an abusive relationship, or those concerned about someone they know. Available in four languages: English, Urdu, Punjabi and Polish.
Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0161 636 7525
Manchester Women’s Aid – 0161 660 7999
LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline – 0300 999 5428
Saheli Asian Women’s Project – 0161 945 4187
Community Helpline Language Service (Urdu and Punjabi) – 0161 636 7525
Greater Manchester End The Fear – www.EndtheFear.co.uk
Manchester Social Care (for adults and children) – 0161 234 5001
SafeLives (a UK-wide charity has further advice and support on COVID 19 and domestic abuse) – www.safelives.org.uk
Surviving Economic Abuse share information on abuse and economic resources. There is a page specific to COVID 19 Outbreak at www.survivingeconomicabuse/resources .
Talk Listen Change
Talk Listen Change (TLC) are the local provider of perpetrator behaviour change programmes in Manchester.
Telephone: 0161 872 1100
Help & Support Manchester - Domestic Abuse
Find information and links to useful websites and services offering support on domestic abuse.
Freedom Charity - Forced Marriage unit
Forced Marriage is a crime.
If you are affected by the issues of Forced Marriage, or you know someone that is, the Freedom Charity can help.
Telephone: 0207 008 0151
Telephone: 0845 607 0133