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Support services and agencies for victims/survivors

Advice and support for all victims

National Centre for Domestic Violence

Tel: 0844 8044 999
Web: http://www.ncdv.org.uk
The National Centre for Domestic Violence provides a free service to everybody, regardless of age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or immigration status.

Protection Against Stalking and Harassment

Tel: 0300 636 0300
Web: http://www.protectionagainststalking.org/
Provides information, support and advice to victims of stalking and harassment.

Victim Support

Tel: 0808 168 9111
Web: www.victimsupport.org
Victim Assessment Referral Centre: 0808 168 9274
Victim Support is the independent charity which helps people cope with the effects of crime. They provide free and confidential support and information to help victims deal with their experience.   Weeknights 8pm to 8am, weekends Saturday 5pm to Monday 8am.

 

Advice and support for female victims

National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Tel: 0808 200 247
Web: http://www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/
This 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.

Women's Aid

Tel: 0808 2000 247
Web: http://www.womensaid.org.uk
Women's Aid is the key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. We support a network of over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the UK.

Kiran Support Services

Tel: 020 8558 1986
Web: kiranss.org.uk
Email: Kiran.admin@kiranss.org.uk

Kiran Support Services provides safe, temporary accommodation for Asian women and their children escaping domestic violence. Also provides advice, outreach work and resettlement support.

Karma Nivanva and the Honour Network

Tel: 0800 5999 247
Web: http://www.karmanirvana.org.uk
Karma Nirvana's staff and most of its 18 volunteers are survivors of forced marriage and 'honour'-based violence.

Iranian and Kurdish women's rights organisation

Tel: 0207 920 6490
Web: ikwro.org.uk
Support for Farsi, Kurdish, Arabic and Turkish speaking women, girls and couples.

Southall Black Sisters

Tel: 0208 571 0800
Web: http://www.southallblacksisters.org.uk/
Offering specialist advice, information, casework, advocacy, counselling and self-help support services in several community languages for Asian and African-Caribbean women.

Jewish Women's Aid

Tel: 0808 801 0500
Web: jwa.org.uk
Offering specialist advice, information and support for women from the Jewish community.

Rights of Women

Tel: See list of telephone numbers
rightsofwomen.org.uk

Ashiana

Web: ashiana.org.uk
Ashiana aims to empower South Asian, Turkish and Iranian women who are experiencing domestic violence with culturally sensitive advice, support and safe housing. It is based in London but offers telephone services nationally.

Rape Crisis

Tel:0808 802 9999
Web: rapecrisis.org.uk
Help for women and girls who have experienced sexual violence. Some local Rape Crisis organisations also provide services to men and boys; if they don't then they will be able to provide details of other relevant local support organisations.

Women in Prison

Tel: 0800 953 0125
Web: www.womeninprison.org.uk
Women in Prison offers advice and support to women affected by the criminal justice system, both in prison and in the community. This includes support and counselling for women who have experienced or are experiencing domestic and sexual violence.
 

 

Advice and support for male victims

Mankind

Tel: 01823 33244
Web: new.mankind.org.uk
The ManKind Initiative operates a confidential helpline for men who experience violence from their partners or ex-partners.

Men's Advice Line

Tel: 0808 801 0327
Web: mensadviceline.org.uk
The Men's Advice Line is a confidential helpline for men who experience violence from their partners or ex-partners.
Advice and support for men in abusive relationships (pdf format, 1Mb)

Survivors UK

Tel: 0845 122 1201
Web: http://www.survivorsuk.org
For over twenty years, Survivors UK have been providing information, support and counselling for men who have been raped or sexually abused.

 

Advice and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender victims

Galop

Tel: 0800 999 5428
Web: www.galop.org.uk
Advice and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender victims.

London Lesbian and Gay switchboard

Tel: 020 7837 7324
Web: http://www.llgs.org.uk
London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard (LLGS) provides an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men, bisexual, trans people and anyone who needs to consider issues around their sexuality.

 

Advice and support for disabled victims

DeafHope

DeafHope is the only sign-language based service designed to help Deaf women and children who suffer domestic violence. Deaf women are more at risk of domestic abuse than hearing women. When sign language is the main way you communicate it can be very hard to get help.
Text: 07970 350366
Voice/minicom: 020 8772 3241
Fax: 020 8772 3242
Email: deafhope@signhealth.org.uk
Website: www.signhealth.org.uk/our-projects/deafhope-projects

Respond

A registered charity providing advice and support to disabled people with learning difficulties who have been abused.
Helpline: 0808 808 0700.
Email: helpline@respond.org.uk
Website: www.respond.org.uk

 

Advice and support for victims of Elder abuse

Action on Elder Abuse

Web: elderabuse.org.uk
Action on Elder Abuse run the UK and Ireland's only national, freephone helpline for anyone concerned in any way about the abuse of older people.

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