Domestic abuse can affect men and women of any age, from any culture or religion, in a heterosexual or same sex relationship (or not in a relationship at all), living with or apart from their abuser.
The abuse could be physical, psychological, sexual, financial or emotional, or could be in the form of ‘honour’ based violence, including forced marriage or female genital mutilation (FGM).
It’s rarely a one-off incident and tends to get worse over time.
If you feel you are a victim of any form of domestic abuse, or feel at risk, we can offer you a range of advice and support. Domestic abuse is unacceptable, and we’ll take firm action against those responsible.
But if you feel in immediate danger, please contact the police by calling 999.
Please also contact us or talk to the housing team, so we can refer you to specialist organisations who can offer you support and advice.
You can also ring the National Domestic Violence helpline on 0808 2000 247.