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Try and keep a mobile phone with you at all times if possible. The police are a key service when in immediate danger. Do not be afraid to call 999 in an emergency.
Alongside this list, we recommend that you visit the website of your local council or contact them directly to see what local support is available.
The Sharan Project aims to empower, educate and inspire vulnerable women, particularly of South Asian origin, who have been disowned and want to learn more about the support and choices that are available to them. They offer free impartial, confidential and culturally sensitive support, advice and information on key life skills including employment, education, financial, and legal.
The charity for single parent families. They provide expert advice and practical support for single mums and dads in England and Wales.
The NSPCC believes that it’s up to each of us to do everything possible to keep childhood safe from abuse, so children can grow up healthy and thrive. Amongst a range of resources, they now have a dedicated Coronavirus advice and support hub for parents and carers.
Supporting those who have experienced violence and abuse is at the core of everything Refuge do. No matter what your experience – domestic violence, sexual violence, ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage, FGM, human trafficking or modern slavery – they aim to support you. Refuge run a range of specialist services to help survivors access safety and rebuild their lives. Their free 24hr helpline is on 0808 2000 247.
Victim Support believes that all survivors of domestic abuse should be able to get the support they need to move on from the impact of crime. They don’t just help people who’ve recently experienced crime — they provide support to men and women, weeks, months and years afterwards.
Offering a range of services, including specialist counselling, advice and advocacy, and professional training, the Ashiana Network helps ethnic minority women between the ages of 16 and 30 who are at risk of domestic violence and sexual violence. You can call them on 020 8539 0427.
Asian Women's Resource Centre is a voluntary sector grassroots organisation, based in Harlesden, provides services for women who are, or have been experiencing domestic abuse. Services include information for survivors of domestic abuse, support in securing safe housing, advocacy and interpreters, access to counselling and legal advice They also provide support in multiple languages, including Bengali, Guajarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, and Farsi.
CIAC is a free information, advice and support to disadvantaged Chinese people living in the United Kingdom. Among the services offered are support for navigating immigration, home and housing support, and legal assistance.
EACH was established in 1991 as Ethnic Alcohol Counselling in Hounslow to address this gap. It was the first Asian specific community-based alcohol service to be established in the UK and a pioneer in the provision of culturally sensitive alcohol services. They now offer counselling and support to help anyone affected by drugs and alcohol, mental health issues, violence and abuse, as well as social and peer activities.
Enfield Muslim’s Women’s Aid provides relief for women and their dependent children who suffered or who are at risk of suffering domestic violence or abuse through the provision of accommodation, support and advice. Their number is 020 8920 3565.
FORWARD (Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development) is an African women-led organisation working to end violence against women and girls. They tackle abuse and discrimination through a range of services, including emotional support, FGM specialist clinics, safe spaces, leadership programmes for young women and more.
IMECE supports women from ethnic minority backgrounds, in particular supporting Turkish, Kurdish, and Cyproit Turkish women. They work with all those who self-identify as women. Services include counselling, advice and information, and training.
Imkaan is a UK-based, feminist organisation dedicated to addressing violence against Black and minoritised women and girls. As well as research and training, they offer strategic advocacy, and consultancy services. They are not a direct service provider.
IKWRO’s mission is to protect Middle Eastern and Afghan women and girls who are at risk of ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage, child marriage, female genital mutilation and domestic violence.
They provide direct services for women and girls, including advocacy, training and counselling.
Jewish Women's Aid supports Jewish women and children affected by domestic abuse & sexual violence. They also have resources to help individuals support someone they suspect is going through domestic abuse. Their helpline is at 0808 801 0500
Kiran support services are Asian Women empowering Asian Women in Walthamstow for over 30 years. They offer refuges, immigration support, children's services, counselling, training, support with abusive relationships and family legal advice. Their phoneline is 020 8558 1986
KMEWO is an organisation that works with women from Kurdish, Middle Eastern and North African backgrounds, supporting those fleeing civil war and gender based violence through one-to-one support, bilingual counselling and confidence building, education, training and volunteer opportunities.
Call them on: 020 7263 1027 (Islington), 020 7708 0057 (Southwark), 07748 851 125 (Mobile)
London Black Women's Project is a specialist and dedicated organisation for ethnic minority women and girls. They offer a range of support services to women and girls including refuge, legal advice, domestic violence, healing and more. For their free 24hr National Domestic Violence Helpline call 020 8472 0528
A community based initiative supporting African and Caribbean heritage women and girls, Sistah Space bridges the gap in domestic abuse services for grassroots and all other African heritage women and girls. Their services include support for domestic, sexual, financial, and organisational abuse survivors, as well as mental health support, and support for those experiencing substance abuse.
The Angelou Centre is a black-led women’s centre based in Newcastle. They offer a range of holistic services for black and minoritised women experiencing violence or marginalisation. As well as frontline support and refuge provision they also work at strategic and national levels ensuring the voices of women are represented and heard.
Apna Ghar provides services for women by women from ethnic minority communities in South Tyneside. These include courses e.g. ESOL, Conversation, Health & Social Care, Volunteering and activities e.g. lunch groups, advice sessions, leisure activities. Interpreting services are available for members and for statutory agencies.
The Halo Project in Middlesborough is a project that will support victims of honour-based violence, forced marriages and FGM by providing appropriate advice and support to victims. Call their helpline on 01642 683 045.
Endeavour in Bolton to end domestic abuse for people and their pets. They have launched a new BAME domestic violence support service focusing on minority groups. Their helpline is on 01204 394842
Saheli gives Asian women in Manchester a chance to get away from violent domestic abuse situations by providing an environment which is safe, culturally familiar and which helps them come to decisions of their own about their next steps. Information and advice is available in multiple languages to help them to make positive decisions for themselves and their children. Helpline on: 0161 945 4187
A refuge for women and children fleeing domestic abuse in Liverpool. The service offers temporary accommodation for families, providing support, understanding and access to additional services when required.
They prioritise the needs of Black and Racial Minority (BRM) women and children but will take referrals from all sections of the community. Their helpline is on 0151 734 0083.
Rochdale Women Welfare Association is committed to protecting the individual rights and dignity of all individuals within the community. They assist women from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds and their children who experience or are at risk of domestic violence through meetings and classes.
Humraaz Support Services in Blackburn provides confidential specialist support to Black and Minority Ethnic women who are experiencing Domestic Abuse and all forms of Harmful Traditional Practices. As well as a refuge, they also provide advocacy, support and peer support for professional women. Warning: website features images of women who have suffered from domestic violence.
Anah Project provides support for women experiencing any form of abuse in Bradford in various languages. They aim to educate women on their human rights, increase their confidence and self-esteem and regain their independence. Their website is available in English, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi, Gugarati, and Hindi. Their helpline is on 08459 60 60 11
Apna Haq is a survivor-led organisation supporting black and minority women and girls in Rotherham to escape violent situations. They welcome women from from any religion or no religion, and of any sexuality, including women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTQIA+).
Panahghar provides free dedicated multi lingual support, advice and advocacy and access to safe refuge for ethnic minority survivors and their families of domestic abuse, sexual abuse or gendered abuse in Coventry and Leicester. If English is not your first language, contact them on their 24hr helpline 0800 055 6519.
Roshni Birmingham is a leading provider supporting ethnic minority communities through their journey to safety, confidence and independence to live free from violence, abuse and fear. Their 24-hour helpline can be found at 0800 953 9666.
P.H.O.E.B.E is an Ipswich-based charity offering advice, information, advocacy support and counselling to ethnic minority women and children, including domestic abuse support. Their number is: 01473 231566
Shakti Women’s Aid Edinburgh helps ethnic minority women, children, and young people experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic abuse from a partner, ex-partner, and/ or other members of the household. Working closely with the Scottish Government, Police Scotland, and NHS Scotland, they also provide training and consultancy. Their helpline is on 0131 475 2399.
Hemat Gryffe provides a range of services, including outreach support, culturally sensitive counselling, and support on immigration, domestic abuse, forced marriage or honour based abuse matters for women, children and young people in Glasgow. Their website is available in English, Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu. Their helpline is on 0141 353 0859.
Bawso provides practical and emotional support to black and minority ethnic victims or for those affected at risk of domestic abuse and all forms of violence. Their services include refuge, floating support, outreach, children and men's support.
Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Refuge runs the national domestic abuse helpline via phone or online chat. Their site explains your rights and options, including accessing refuge services and protecting yourself against tech abuse.
Solace Women's Aid exists to end the harm done through Violence Against Women and Girls in London. They offer advice, support, accommodation, therapeutic services, rape crisis, training and services for young people. Their helpline is on 0808 802 5565.
Offer help and advice over the telephone (0808 801 0660) and online, ranging from emotional support to practical support and signposting to other services that can help you. They cover topics from domestic abuse to therapy, as well as specific services for Young Women and Non-Binary people aged 11-25.
Karma Nirvana is British human rights charity supporting victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage. Their helpline is on: 0800 599 9247
Rape Crisis England & Wales (RCEW) is a feminist organisation that supports the work of Rape Crisis Centres across England and Wales. They also raise awareness and understanding of sexual violence and abuse in all its forms. Their helpline for women and girls is 0808 802 9999
Respect is an advice line for male victims of domestic abuse. Call on 0808 801 0327, or use email or webchat.
Choose to stop: providing help for domestic violence perpetrators. Is your behaviour costing you your relationship? Help is available: 0808 8024040.
Galop is the UK's only specialist LGBT+ anti-violence charity. Their mission is to make life just, fair and safe for LGBT+ people. If you need support call 0800 999 5428 or email email@example.com. They support all LGBT+ people who've experienced hate crime, domestic abuse, sexual violence, as well as a service for young people aged 16-25 in London, and a dedicated Trans Advocacy Service.
Are you worried that you are being stalked? They offer online tools on services local to you, advice and help. Their helpline is on 0808 802 0300.
Rights of Women work in a number of ways to help women through the law, providing legal advice and information on family law, criminal law, immigration and asylum law, and sexual harassment at work
Established over 25 years ago, The Sikh Helpline has developed itself to be a trusted point of contact for members of the community in dealing with a range of issues, especially those linked to cultural and social taboos, from hate crimes to mental health and addiction. Coronavirus Support: free professional and confidential counselling over telephone or email.
NWA is a confidential service run by women, for women. They provide a range of specialist domestic abuse services which include refuge accommodation, recovery programmes, outreach support and children and young people’s support. Their helpline is: 0800 923 2622.
Victims First Northumbria help victims of crime or witnesses in the North East with services including coping and recovery plans, court support, and programmes for supporting children and young adults. Their helpline is 0800 011 3116.
Asian Women's Centre in London offering information, advice and meeting spaces for different generations of Asian women. Their services include advice, youth groups, multi-lingual homecare, older women's groups and domestic abuse support.
Youth Realities is a youth-led organisation based in Barnet addressing teenage relationship abuse through creative education and specialist, survivor-centred support. They offer 1:1 support, workshops, dance classes, manhood programmes and other bespoke and creative projects.
A project providing young Africans with reliable information and training on migration issues and social media to make informed decisions and be aware of safer migration options to Europe
A charity supporting community and civil society organisations with varied schemes and programmes including social, cultural, health and economic development to help communities belonging to the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough.
Crisis night shelter for the LGBTIQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer) community who feel endangered, who are homeless or 'hidden' homeless and feel they are on the outside of services due to historical and present prejudice in society and their homes. They run recovery groups, African-specific groups, social events, as well as referral-only arts and exercise groups.
The Trust is accountable for the distribution of safe and effective health and social care services to a population of approximately 470,000, the single largest resident population in Northern Ireland. The Trust also provides services to Rathlin, the only inhabited island off the coast of Northern Ireland.
The Rowan is the regional Sexual Assault Referral Centre for Northern Ireland, providing a number of different services for individuals who have been raped or sexually assaulted. The service is open to a range of users and had a 24-hour advice helpline on 0800 389 4424. If you were assaulted in the past or recently the company offers a wider range of support for individuals and their specific needs.
Southall Black Sisters provides an advocacy service for women affected by gender based violence. They offer specialist advice, information, casework, advocacy, counselling and self-help support services in several community languages, especially South Asian languages. Whilst their focus is on the needs of black and minority women, we will not turn any woman away who needs emergency help.
Hackney CVS is an umbrella body committed to making Hackney a fairer place. They believe everyone should have the best start in life and the best opportunities to succeed regardless of their background, race, social class, gender, sexuality or disability. They offer advice and training to local community groups, allowing them to influence how the public sector works.
Milk and Honey is an expressive safe space that allows young women and girls who are often deemed as hard to engage to flourish and take ownership of H.E.R (Healing, Empowerment and Resilience) through 1:1 sessions and creative group projects.
Abianda is a London-based enterprise working with young women affected by gangs and county lines, and the professionals who support them. They offer services to young women aged 10-25 and training for those who work with them.
Commonweal works with Praxis Community Projects to run a no recourse to public funds (NRPF) housing project in London.
CHAYN is a global volunteer network addressing gender-based violence by creating intersectional survivor-led resources online.
A South Asian organisation that works to end violence against women and girls. They offer secure, temporary accommodation for those fleeing violence.
Hackney Women’s Haven is a unique project aimed at women and girls of African and Caribbean Heritage who have been affected by domestic violence and/or female genital mutilation (FGM). HWH brings together community experts who provide culturally sensitive services that enable women and their families to stay safe and empower themselves.
Refugee Women empower refugee and asylum-seeking women to speak out, become leaders and advocate for change. Through English lessons, drama and other activities they support women to build their confidence and skills. Their network helps to combat the isolation faced by women seeking asylum and creates pathways for women to rebuild their lives with dignity.
A national charity supporting vulnerable women aged 16 and older. They work to build confidence, self-esteem and address issues such as social isolation, domestic violence, housing and drug and alcohol abuse. They have a team of outreach workers dedicated to delivering one-to-one work, group work, training and wellbeing workshops. The project also has a very successful mentoring programme, pairing trained volunteers with vulnerable women.
HERe Ni is a community group and a safe place for lesbian and bisexual Womxn here in Northern Ireland. HERe Ni aims to create a community space where women can meet, organise, and interact in whatever manner they like.
Extern is a social justice organisation that seeks to transform the lives of people by promoting social justice across the island of Ireland. Some of its core values seeks to provide anti-racism and anti discrimination, thereby offering up support and advice within the realm of housing, homelessness, migrants and refugees issues, mental health and drug use and much more.
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust works in collaboration with the Public Health Agency and the Health and Social Care Board, and for many years has established an evidence-based Nurse-led service for new entrants to Northern Ireland. The project offers an array of support and access to clinics that will assist new immigrants, asylum seekers, refugee children of the ages 0-16 years old with their health and well-being. The organisation seeks to support all new entrants by offering screening, health education and signposting to other services.
RISE is an independent, Brighton-based registered charity that helps people affected by domestic abuse. They offer practical help ranging from direct advice to refuge accommodation for those whose lives are at risk.
Specialist counselling and therapy services offered to women 16+ who have experienced domestic violence in Middlesbrough. They also have links to Sanctuary, which offers support to those feeling unsafe in their homes through extra security installation and measures.
Route2 is an initiative offered by My Sister's Place that offers one-to-one help, education, advice and support to rehabilitate men who are behaving abusively towards family and want to change in Middlesbrough.
Regional multi-faceted charity in the North East offering help with domestic violence for men, women, children, with therapy programmes and a dedicated Young People Service. They also offer security measures and help with housing for refugees.
Bright Sky is a free-to-download app that people experiencing domestic violence are able to download. Available in 5 languages, this app offers a UK-wide directory of specialist domestic abuse support services with contact details.
A registered charity based in Teesside offering free and confidential counselling and ISVA (independent sexual violence advisor) support to people who have been affected by rape or sexual abuse at any point in their life.
Based in Stockton-on-Tees, A Way Out is an outreach and prevention charity which aims to engage, empower and equip vulnerable and excluded women, families and young people.
They offer support for people with substance misuse problems, those involved with sex work, homeless or living on the streets, often engaged in offending or victims of abuse.
Unity in the Community works to provide practical support and solidarity for people in need in our communities, especially asylum seekers. As a organisation they offer many different services from English lessons, access to food banks, unity allotment community, bike workshops, LGBT friendly. To find out more please visit the website.
Edinburgh rape crisis centre offers free and confidential emotional and practical support, information and advocacy to women, all members of the trans community, non-binary people and young people aged 12-18 in Edinburgh, East and Midlothian, who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives.
Bristol branch of the nationwide mental health organisation. Run emotional support helplines, virtual drop-ins, offer advocacy services and resources on how to care for your mental health during the pandemic.
Nilaari are a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic-led charity with over 20 years experience delivering social care support, talking therapies and training to adults and young people. Nilaari’s services are available to ALL communities across Bristol.
One25 are a Bristol-based charity that work with women facing multiple vulnerabilities, supporting them from crisis and trauma towards independence in the community. They offer an outreach van for women on the streets at night, a daytime drop-in centre, a casework team, as well as specific teams for those with experience of child-removal and those in recovery.
St Pauls Advice Centre offers specialist advice, information and casework services on welfare benefits, debt and money, employment, housing, immigration, discrimination, domestic violence and other community care issues. They offer independent, impartial, confidential, non-judgemental and free advice.
Bristol Against Violence and Abuse (BAVA) is a collection of people and organisations in Bristol working to end all types of violence and abuse. Their resources are available in a range of languages including Arabic, Somali, BSL, Chinese and more.
Bristol Homeless Connect is a website which has information about how people can get help, find out how to help, or find out more information about rough sleeping in Bristol. They offer support on topics including healthcare, laundry, gambling support, work and training, drug/alcohol support, food and much more.
BOSH provides an outreach service providing anything they reasonably can to make lives more comfortable. They also provide advocacy, advice, one to one support and help settling in to a new home and maintaining a tenancy.
Resolve West provides and promotes services which empower people to resolve conflicts and to repair harm.
They provide a range of domestic abuse support services to women and children, including safe houses, children’s services, dedicated Black and Ethnic Minority Services, resettlement and outreach services, and a crisis response service. The website offers further information and what to do in a crisis.
The Southmead Project provides free counselling and support for survivors of abuse and addiction in Bristol and surrounding areas.
SARSAS provide support to people who have experienced rape or any kind of sexual assault or abuse at any time in their lives through counselling, live chat and other specialist support. They are open to all; girls, boys, women, men, trans and non-binary individuals.
Kinergy is a specialist counselling agency offering support for survivors of sexual abuse and sexual violence in Bristol. Kinergy is inclusive to all genders, 16 years and above. The website features help guides, leaflets, apps and information on other support available.
The Bridge is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre who offer medical care, emotional and psychological support, and practical help to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted across Bristol and Weston.
The Green House in Bristol has been providing therapy for people affected by sexual abuse for over 30 years. They provide therapy for men, women and children.
First Light is a charity supporting people in Cornwall, Devon and Wiltshire who have experienced domestic violence and domestic abuse, from support through the court system to counselling and creating safe plans for individuals to rebuild their lives.
The Shores in Dorset provides a service to men and women who have experienced rape or sexual assault. They work hard to acknowledge the extra barriers faced by ethnic minorities, LGBT+ individuals, and those with physical, learning or mental difficulties.
Sisters For Change is an international non-governmental organisation that works to combat violence against women and girls through legal empowerment programmes, legislative reform, technical assistance initiatives and legal advocacy.
Bharosa is a domestic abuse service for ethnic minority women (particularly those from a South Asian background) living in Birmingham. They provide a free service which is confidential and unbiased for women and young girls over the age of 16.
RSVP believes that everyone deserves a life free from sexual violence and abuse. They offer empathic services to support and inspire children and adults of all genders who have been subjected to sexual violence and abuse.
Anawim exists to support women and their children, especially women vulnerable to abuse, trauma, and exploitation including prostitution. It seeks to provide wider positive choices to help them achieve their goals and reach their full potential as part of the wider community.
BCA Support Services is a Registered Provider (RP) delivering 24 hour emergency housing with supported accommodation to female adults at risk of homelessness and domestic violence across Birmingham.
SWAN acts as a catalyst to develop positive change in the community and to inspire, develop and empower women to live confident and fulfilled lives. They work on leadership, empowerment and promoting equality, as well as supporting women and victims of abuse.
Impact Pathways is a ‘map’ of provision designed to help people who live and work in the West Midlands access support they might need. It allows the public and professionals to search in their area for the resource, knowledge and expertise of statutory agencies.
Derbyshire LGBT+ is Derbyshire’s only LGBT specific support service, supporting anyone who is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender or anyone who is having issues with their sexual identity or gender identity, this includes family and friends.
NIDAS are a small, friendly and independent local charity working across Mansfield and Ashfield in Nottinghamshire. They offer a family based approach for people who are living with or have experienced any form of domestic violence or abuse. Helpline: 01623 683 250
Al-Hurraya Nottingham was founded in response to an emerging need of a service which works directly with minority communities. They offer "culturally-wise" counselling, community building, addiction support, family support, education and prevention, early intervention and women's groups.
Zola is a specialist BAME refuge run by Juno Women's Aid. There are specialist staff members who can support women’s language and cultural needs. The team consists of four refuge support workers, one team leader, and a children’s worker. They speak Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi and English. They support women with issues such as safety, housing, benefits, immigration, finances, children and health.
This Bradford-based charity helps to women, men and children who are survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence. They work with West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Safer and Stronger Partnership Boards, and the Domestic and Sexual Violence Strategic Boards.
Womenzone Community Centre in Bradford is a registered charity established in 2003 to address the isolation and lack of voice and visibility of South Asian women in the Bradford 3 area. With ESOL classes, Women's Health groups, employment support and other services, Womenzone identifies needs primarily of South Asian women for a women-only safe place, to prevent them from being socially excluded and assist their fuller integration into society
The Jyoti service is a specialist service for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic women and girls, which is run by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic women. Jyoti offers a culturally sensitive approach to dealing with issues around rape & sexual violence. offer services in a range of languages and are able to access a confidential interpreting service. All our counsellors and interpreters are BAME women. Helpline: 01274 308 270
Part of the Leeds Crisi-led Survivors Service, Sisterhood BAME Women’s group runs on Monday every week between 12pm – 3pm at the BAME Health and Wellbeing Hub, Reginald Terrace. There are plans to expand and diversify their services beyond this group.
Stoke-based free counselling services for survivors of rape from ages 4+
This Manchester-based charity works to empower the disadvantaged population within the Black and Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, particularly refugees, asylum seekers and other immigrants from the new emerging communities in Greater Manchester. They work to promote social integration, equality, diversity and human rights of BAME families, with an emphasis on the mental health and wellbeing of women and young girls who have been victims of Gender-Based Violence.
Promoting education, community space, immigration advice, FGM awareness and engagement for BME women in Greater Manchester.
This charity supports members of the local BME community by providing language support, advocacy, social support and activities, assistance to access primary care services and including advice and education services.
A women-only charity set up to support women asylum-seekers, refugees and survivors of trafficking. They run weekly drop-ins offering a range of emotional and practical support and activities, they also accompany women to appointments, offer mental health support groups and 1:1 support. They are also responding to the rise in homelessness by developing casework.
Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit is a voluntary organisation supporting people subject to immigration control for over 25 years. They offer free legal advice, representation and support services to people seeking asylum, refugees, children and vulnerable adults. They have a Women at Risk section which helps women migrants and refugees who are disproportionately affected and at more risk of domestic violence, trafficking, forced labour, and other forms of gender based violence.
With the aim of eliminating violence against women in BME communities and a strong focus on cultural sensitivity, Olive Pathway raises community awareness and offers aid through the advocacy, legal aid, interpreting, early intervention and crisis support, outreach and a helpline on 0800 2000 247.
Safety4Sisters works to support migrant women across the North West who have experienced gender-based violence and who have no recourse to public funds or state benefits.
WomenMATTA is a Women's Centre in Manchester that provides intense, holistic support to women affected by the criminal justice system and to those at risk. The Centre provides women with a safe and homely space in which to access gender-specialist support services. It is a 'one-stop-shop' offering group work, one-to-one and counselling supporting women around domestic and sexual violence, mental health, substance misuse and alcohol addiction, debt or money issues, parenting supporting, housing/homelessness, education and employment, well-being, IT access and creative workshops.
Safer Wales protect, support and empower groups of people aged 12 and above who are often invisible. They support men experiencing domestic abuse, young females, women in the criminal justice system and those experiencing sexual exploitation and in sex work.
Birmingham and Solihull Women's Aid (BSWA) supports women and children affected by domestic violence and abuse through a helpline, drop-in centres, refuge accommodation, housing, legal and family support, and youth engagement. They also campaign, educate and train.
LWA is a domestic abuse charity based in Loughborough, North Leicestershire, and was formerly known as Loughborough Women’s Aid. They provide support to men and women experiencing domestic abuse across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women’s serves the health, welfare, educational and cultural needs of Moroccan and Arabic-speaking women and their families resident in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and London-wide. They offer emotional and mental health support, old people's outreach, English language help and more.
FearFree offers support for people experiencing domestic abuse in Scotland who identify as a man or from the LGBT+ community. FearFree workers can offer a range of support including safety planning, emotional support, advocacy, mentoring, and practical support with housing, employment/education, and assistance to access appropriate benefits.
Sacro is a Scottish community justice organisation which works to create safer and more cohesive communities across Scotland. Sacro provides a wide range of services spanning all aspects of the community justice continuum. These range from conflict resolution to prevent disputes escalating, to supporting prisoners on release.
Latin American Women’s Aid runs the only refuges in Europe and in the UK by and for Latin American women and children fleeing gender-based violence. They also offer holistic and intersectional services, providing everything to recover from abuse and live empowered lives. They welcome women of all abilities, from any cultural context, ethnicity, social class, religion, and sexuality. They are proud to be bisexual, lesbian, queer, and trans women inclusive.
CLAUK is a coalition of Latin American organisations from the voluntary sector that have come together to raise awareness and understanding of the issues facing the Latin American community in the UK and to provide a collective voice for, and represent the collective interests of the Latin American community in the UK. Membership is free, and they offer support in education, health, for victims of violence, legal advice and social and cultural projects.
The Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) is a human rights, feminist organisation run for Latin American women, and 100% run by Latin American women.
They offer specialist advice, advocacy, information and counselling in a personalised, confidential and impartial manner. All services are free, in Spanish and Portuguese and in women-only settings.
PDREC provides advocacy, advice, information and support services for BME people and others who have been victims/witnesses of racial/religious hate crime incidents, abuse, discrimination or prejudice in Devon. Issues addressed include domestic violence, safeguarding, housing, health, isolation, unemployment, poverty and destitution, identity and education.
Multilingua Devon provide a database of over 300 local interpreters and translators in over 100 languages. Over 99% of interpreters are native speakers with a BA or higher degree from their own country. They match each case by taking into consideration qualification, experience, age, gender and location. They also provide training for those wishing to become interpreters.
Julian House run a large number of projects and services across the South West for all communities including special services for refugees and travelling communities covering health, housing, education, domestic violence, addiction and more.
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