Advice and support for all victims
National Centre for Domestic Violence
Tel: 0844 8044 999
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
Provides information, support and advice to victims of stalking and harassment.
Tel: 0808 168 9111
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
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.
Tel: 0808 2000 247
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
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
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
Support for Farsi, Kurdish, Arabic and Turkish speaking women, girls and couples.
Southall Black Sisters
Tel: 0208 571 0800
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
Offering specialist advice, information and support for women from the Jewish community.
Rights of Women
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.
Tel:0808 802 9999
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
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
Men's Advice Line
Tel: 0808 801 0327
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)
Tel: 0845 122 1201
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
Tel: 0800 999 5428
Advice and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender victims.
Tel: 0300 030 0630
Switchboard 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 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
A registered charity providing advice and support to disabled people with learning difficulties who have been abused.
Helpline: 0808 808 0700.
Advice and support for victims of Elder abuse
Action on Elder Abuse
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.