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Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone. It takes many forms from violence and threats to controlling behaviour and emotional cruelty. Domestic abuse can occur in any kind of relationship and in any culture.

Stockport Homes is committed to helping you live a life without fear. We can give advice and support options on staying safe, housing options, money matters, mental health and recovery. We can advise and refer you onto specialist services.

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  • Who can I speak to at Stockport Homes

    At Stockport Homes you can speak to any customer facing member of staff. We will arrange to sit down with you as soon as it is convenient. We will listen to you. We can talk you through options for support and safety.

    Safety advice

    • We can help you whether you want to stay in your own home or move
    • We can provide a range of safety measures, secure injunctions against perpetrators and access the Sanctuary scheme

    Support advice

    • We can offer you 1-1 support within Stockport Homes, the TPA or community group OWLS
    • We can offer you counselling through Talk, Listen, Change
    • We can help you address issues around finance and benefits and support your health and wellbeing

    Homelessness advice

    If you believe that you may be homeless as a result of domestic violence please contact the Housing Options team on 0161 217 6016 or access the weekday walk in at Cornerstone, 2 Edward Street, Stockport SK1 3NQ between 1pm – 4.30pm.

  • Who else can I speak to

    If you are immediately worried about your safety it is advised that you call the Police on 999.

    For non-emergency help you can use the following helplines. The helplines are open to people experiencing domestic abuse, their friends and family or professionals.

    Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpline

    0161 636 7525 (open Monday to Friday, 10am – 4pm excluding bank holidays) http://www.domesticabusehelpline.co.uk/

    We can provide you with emotional support, practical information, and discuss any options that are available based on your specific circumstances. Additionally, we can put you in touch with other agencies or organisations who can specifically help you with the particular issues that you are facing. We can also help in finding somewhere to stay in an emergency, such as refuge.

    National Domestic Violence Helpline (women only)

    0808 200 0247 (24hour) http://www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/

    We provide over the phone and immediate online support and information. We provide a wide range of resources and information and can support people into emergency accommodation such as a refuge.

    National Centre for Domestic Violence

    0800 970 2070 https://www.ncdv.org.uk/

    We provide a fast, free emergency injunction service regardless of financial circumstances, race, gender or sexual orientation. This can be issues within 24 hours of making contact with us. We work in close partnership with the police, solicitors and other support agencies (Refuge, Women’s Aid etc) to help obtain speedy protection.

    GALOP National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse

    0800 999 5428 http://www.galop.org.uk/

    Galop provides confidential and independent advice and support for LGBT+ people who have experienced sexual assault, abuse or violence. We provide a welcoming, inclusive and safe space to talk, whatever your sexual orientation or gender identity.

    Stockport Homes is part of the Safer Stockport Partnership and the Alliance for Positive Relationships. We have committed to Make a Stand against domestic abuse in social housing.

    Stockport Homes offers a confidential service and information will only be shared without consent if a child or adult is believed to be at risk in line with our Safeguarding Policy and Procedure or for the detection of crime.

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Page last reviewed 15/02/2019