WHERE TO GO TO FOR HELP IN THE UK

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All forms of abuse, coercion, domestic violence and human trafficking are criminal acts. If you, or anyone you know, has been subjected to any such abuse, please contact your nearest specialist service for expert advice and guidance.

If you are visiting this site from OUTSIDE the UK, please SEE HERE for services available globally.

We have listed services known to us in alphabetical order according to county / region, with nationwide services listed first.
If you are aware of any additional services not listed here, please contact us at i.am@makingherstory.org.uk – your information is vital and could help save a life.

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ACROSS THE UNITED KINGDOM

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WOMEN’S AID
0808 2000 247 (24 hours)

REFUGE
0808 2000 247 (24 hours)

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
0800 970 2070
For call-back service text 60777 

MODERN SLAVERY HELPLINE 
08000 121 700

MIGRANT HELP (Human Trafficking Specialists)
01304 203 977 

DEAFHOPE (for sign-language based services) 
TEXT 07970 350 366

ACTION ON ELDER ABUSE
080 8808 8141

GALOP (for LGBT specialist anti-DV services)
0800 999 5428

IRANIAN & KURDISH WOMEN’S RIGHTS ORGANISATION
0207 920 6460

JEWISH WOMEN’S AID
0808 801 0500

LATIN AMERICAN WOMEN’S AID REFUGE & ADVICE CENTRE
0207 275 0321

MUSLIM WOMEN’S NETWORK UK HELPLINE
0800 999 5786 / 0303 999 5786

POLISH WOMEN’S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, NEW LIFE UK (NOWE ZYCIE BEZ PRZEMOCY)
0800 061 4004

RIGHTS OF WOMEN (LEGAL ASSISTANCE)
020 7251 6575

HOME OFFICE FORCED MARRIAGE UNIT (FMU)
020 7008 0151 (From within UK)
+44 (0)20 7008 0151 (From overseas)
020 7008 1500 (Out of Hours response by the Global Response Centre)

KARMA NIRVANA (for survivors of “Honour” based abuse and Forced Marriage)
0800 5999 247 (Weekdays 9:00am – 5:00pm; Weekends 10:00am – 4:00pm)

REVENGE PORN HELPLINE (for men and women)
0345 6000 459 (for call back service)

SELF-INJURY SUPPORT FOR WOMEN
0808 800 8088 (Free Monday to Thursday evenings from 7:00pm – 10:00pm)

CHILDLINE (for children and young people in distress)
0800 11 11  (24 hours)

VICTIM SUPPORT (for all survivors of a crime)
08 08 16 89 111 (Free support line)

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COUNTY / REGION SPECIFIC (UK-WIDE)

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ENGLAND

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BEDFORDSHIRE

Home Start Central Bedforshire
01582 660 061

Santosh Women’s Foundation (Asian Women’s Foundation)
01234 405 916

BERKSHIRE

The Dash Charity
01753 549 865

Berkshire Women’s Aid
0118 950 4003

BIRMINGHAM

Muslim Women’s Network UK Helpline (open to all)
0800 999 5786 / 0303 999 5786

BOURNEMOUTH

Bournemouth Churches Housing Association (BCHA)
01202 547 755

BRISTOL

Bristol Womankind (Free counselling & support services)
0345 458 2914

Next Link Housing (for DV survivors)
0117 925 0680

Northern Arc (Southmead, Lawrence Weston, Avonmouth, Henbury, Sea Mills and Shirehampton areas)
Tel –  0117 982 2495
Text –  07714 290 011

Southern Arc (Hartcliffe, Knowle West, Bishopsworth, Withywood, Whitchurch Park or Headley Park areas)
Tel –  0117 353 3853
Text –  07714 290 011

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

Aylesbury Women’s Aid 
01296 436 827 

Wycombe Women’s Aid (Wycombe, South Bucks and Chiltern districts)
General – 01494 461367
Asian Women’s helpline –  01494 446366 

Wycombe Rape Crisis (Wycombe, Chiltern and South Buckinghamshire)
01494 46 22 22

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CAMBRIDGE

Cambridge Women’s Aid
Advice line –  01223 361214
Safe refuge and accommodation –  01223 460947

CANTERBURY

Rising Sun Domestic Violence & Abuse Service
01227 452 852

CHESHIRE

Cheshire Without Abuse
01270 250 390 (24 hours)

COLCHESTER

Colchester & Tendring Women’s Refuge
01206 500 585 or 01206 761 276 (Weekdays 8:00am – 5:00pm)

The Haven Project (therapeautic services)
01206 572215 (Weekdays 9:00am –  5:00pm)

CORNWALL 

Twelve’s Company
03458 121 212

Women’s Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre (WRASAC)
Domestic Violence Support Helpline –  01208 77099
Rape & Sexual Abuse Helpline – 01208 79992

CUMBRIA

Let Go Domestic Violence
North Cumbria 01228 633 640
West Cumbria – 01900 842 991
South Cumbria – 01229 582 386

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DERBYSHIRE

Crossroads Derbyshire
0800 0198 668 (24 hours county wide helpline)
01457 856 675  (Crossroads helpline)

Derbyshire Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse Service
08000 198 668  (24 hours county wide helpline)
01246 540 464 (DDVSA helpline)

DEVON

North Devon Against Domestic Abuse (NADA)
01271 321 946

Splitz Support Service / Devon Domestic Abuse Services
0345 155 1074

DORSET

You First
0800 032 5204

Bournemouth Churches Housing Association (BCHA)
01202 547 755

DURHAM

My Harbour
03000 20 25 25

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ESSEX

Changing Pathways (Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Rochford and Thurrock areas)
01268 729 707

Safer Places (across Essex and Hertfordshire)
03301 025 811 (24 hours)

SOS Domestic Abuse Projects (Southend-On-Sea)
01702 302 333

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GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service
 0845 602 9035

Stroud Beresford Group (Refuge Services)
01453 764385

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HAMPSHIRE

Southern Domestic Abuse Service (SDAS)
East Hampshire – 01420 590109
Fareham and Gosport – 01329 285375
Havant – 02392 480246

You First
0330 016 5112

HEREFORDSHIRE

Herefordshire Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre
01432 344 777 (Mondays & Thursdays 7:30pm – 9:30pm; Tuesdays 1:00pm – 5:00pm; Fridays 10:00am – 2:00pm) 

West Mercia Women’s Aid
0800 980 3331 (Worcestershire, 24 hours)
0800 783 1359 (Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin

HERTFORD

Welwyn Hatford Women’s Refuge
01707 373 743

HERTFORSHIRE

Herts Sunflower 
08 088 088 088

Herts Women’s Centre (Stevenage & surrounding areas)
01438 742 742 (Weekdays 9:00am – 4:00pm)

HERTSMERE

St. Albans & Hertsmere Women’s Refuge
St Albans – 01727 824 425
Hertsmere – 01923 855 662

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Domestic Abuse Partnership
01482 318 759

HUNTINGDON

Huntingdon House
814 643 1190 (24 hours)

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IPSWICH 

The Lighthouse (Refuge and Support for DV survivors)
01473 745 111 (24 hours)

ISLE OF WIGHT

Wight Dash
01983 825 981 (24 hours)

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KENT

Choices Abuse Services (Dartford, Gravesham, Maidstone, Medway, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge & Malling)
0800 917 9948 (Freephone)

Domestic Abuse Volunteer Support Services (West Kent)
01892 570 538 

Kent Domestic Abuse Consortium 
01227 452 852

Oasis (Margate)
01843 269 400

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LANCASHIRE

Lancashire Victim Services – Domestic Abuse Services
0300 323 0085

Nest Lancashire (for young people aged 10 – 18)
0300 111 0323

Preston Domestic Violence Services
01772 201 601

Safenet
07866 510 728 (text or phone 24 hours)

LEEDS

Behind Closed Doors
0113 222 4202

LEICESTERSHIRE

Women’s Aid Leicestershire (Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland)
0808 80 200 28 (Across the county)

Living Without Abuse 
01509 550 317

LINCOLNSHIRE

North East Lincolnshire Women’s Aid
01472 575 757

West Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse Service
01522 510 041

Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse Service, Supported Housing
0345 650 5599

Moving Forward (Domestic Abuse Survivors Group, weekly meetings)
07928 714 896

LONDON
(LONDON-WIDE)

Solace Women’s Aid
0808 802 5565

Women & Girls Network 
0808 801 0660

Eaves For Women (for survivors of trafficking, prostitution and sexual violence)
020 7735 2062

Asha Projects (for women of South-Asian descent)
0208 696 0023

Chinese Information & Advice Centre (Chinese Women’s DV Project)
 0300 201 1868 (10:00am – 6:00pm)

Hestia
020 7378 3100

Haven (Centres for survivors of sexual assault)
020 3299 6900

One In Four (for survivors of child sexual abuse)
South East London – 020 8697 2112
North London – 07580 733271

Southall Black Sisters
020 8571 0800 (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30am – 4:30pm)

Woman’s Trust (Counselling)
0207 034 0303

(EAST LONDON)

Ashiana Network
 0208 539 0427

East London Victim Assessment and Referral Service (Victim Support)
0808 168 9291 (dial 2)

Survivors Together
07961 351 361

Newham One Stop Shop
0845 451 2547

Newham Police Community Safety Unit Domestic Violence Services
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Newham Action Against Domestic Violence
0207 473 3047 (Weekdays 9:00 – 5:00pm)

NIA – East London Rape Crisis Service
0207 683 1210

(SOUTH LONDON)

Gaia Centre – Refuge (Lambeth)
020 7733 8724 

(WEST LONDON)

Asian Women’s Resource Centre (Brent)
020 8961 6549/ 5701

EACH (for help, advice and links to local services or refuge points in West London)
020 8577 6059

Henna Asian Women’s Group
020 7372 9860

Hopscotch Asian Women’s Project (Camden)
020 7388 8198

West Hampstead Women’s Centre
020 7328 7389 

LUTON

Women’s Aid Luton
01582 391 856 (Weekdays 10:00am – 5:00pm)

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MANCHESTER

Greater Manchester Against Domestic Abuse (End the Fear)
0161 636 7525 (Weekdays 10am – 4pm)

St. Mary’s Centre 
0161 276 6515 (24 hours)

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NEWCASTLE

Newcastle Integrated Domestic Abuse Service (NIDAS)
0191 214 6501 (24 hours)

NORTHUMBRIA

REACH Project (for survivors of sexual assault)
0191 221 9222 (Appointment only, weekdays 9:00 – 5:00pm)

NORWICH

Leeway Domestic Violence & Abuse Services
0300 561 0077 (24 hours)

NOTTINGHAM / NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid
0808 800 0340 (24 hours)

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OXFORDSHIRE

Oxfordshire Domestic Abuse Service
0800 731 0055

Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre
0800 783 6294 / 01865 726 295 (Monday, Thursday & Sunday evenings only)

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PETERBOROUGH

Peterborough Women’s Aid
08454 103 123

PLYMOUTH

Twelve’s Company
03458 121 212

PRESTON

Preston Domestic Violence Services
01772 201 601

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SUFFOLK

Bury St. Edmunds Women’s Aid
01284 753 085

The Ferns (Sexual Assault Referral Centre)
0300 123 5058 (24 hours)

Suffolk Rape Crisis
0800 0850 520

The Lighthouse (Refuge and Support for DV survivors, Ipswich)
01473 745 111 (24 hours)

SUSSEX

RISE – Freedom from Abuse & Violence
0300 323 9985

The Portal (East Sussex)
0300 323 9985

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WORCESTERSHIRE

Worcestershire Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre (WRSASC)
01905 724 514 (Mondays & Thursdays 7:30pm – 9:30pm; Tuesdays 1:00pm – 5:00pm; Fridays 10:00am – 2:00pm) 

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YORKSHIRE

IDAS (across Yorkshire)
03000 110 110 (24 hours)

Behind Closed Doors (Leeds)
0113 222 4202

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NORTHERN IRELAND

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ACROSS NORTHERN IRELAND

Women’s Aid Federation (Northern Ireland)
0808 802 1414

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre 
1800 77 88 88

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BELFAST

Belfast & Lisburn Women’s Aid
028 9066 6049

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COUNTY ANTRIM

Women’s Aid in Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey
028 2563 2136

COUNTY TYRONE

Mid-Ulster Women’s Aid
028 8676 9300

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DERRY

Foyle Women’s Aid
028 7141 6800

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FERMANAGH

Women’s Aid Fermanagh
028 6632 8898

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LONDONDERRY

Foyle Women’s Aid
028 7141 6800

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OMAGH

Omagh Women’s Aid
028 822 414 14

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SCOTLAND
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ACROSS SCOTLAND

Scottish Women’s Aid
0800 027 1234

AMINA (advice available in English, Urdu, Arabic, Bangla and Swahili)
0808 801 0301  (Mondays to Fridays – 10am – 4pm, free from landlines and mobiles)

Rape Crisis Scotland
08088 010 302 (freephone, 6pm – midnight every day)
0141 353 3091 (Minicom number for deaf or hard of hearing survivors

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ABERDEEN

Grampian Women’s Aid
01224 593 381 (Office hours only)

ANGUS

Angus Women’s Aid
01241 439 437 (10am – 4.30pm, Mon-Fri)

ARGYLL & BUTE

Argyll & Bute Women’s Aid
 0870 241 3548

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CAITHNESS & SUTHERLAND

Caithness & Sutherland Women’s Aid
0345 408 0151 (24 hours)

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DUNDEE 

Shakti Women’s Aid
01382 207 095

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EAST LOTHIAN

Women’s Aid East and Midlothian
0131 561 5800

EAST RENFREWSHIRE

Women’s Aid South Lanarkshire and East Renfrewshire 
01355 249 897

EDINBURGH 

Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre
0131 556 9437 (Appointments only)

Shakti Women’s Aid  
0131 475 2399

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FIFE 

Shakti Women’s Aid
01383 732 289

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GLASGOW

Glasgow Women’s Aid
0141 553 2022

Glasgow East Women’s Aid
0141 773 3533

Hemat Gryffe Women’s Aid
0141 353 0859 (24 hours)

SAY Women (for sexual abuse survivors aged 16-25 currently / may soon be homeless)
0141 552 5803 (Office hours only for appointments and referrals)

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ISLE OF LEWIS

Western Isles Women’s Aid
 01851 704 750

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JEDBURGH 

Border Women’s Aid
01835 863 514 (Office hours only)

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LOCHABER

Lochaber Women’s Aid
01397 705 734

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MORAY

Moray Women’s Aid
01343 548 549

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ORKNEY

Women’s Aid Orkney
01856 877 900

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PERTH & KINROSS

Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre (from ages 12+)
01738 630 965 (Mondays 10:00 – 12:00; Wednesdays 12:00 – 14:00; Fridays 14:00 – 16:00)

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RENFREWSHIRE

Renfrewshire Women’s Aid
0800 025 7603

ROSS-SHIRE

Ross-Shire Women’s Aid
01349 863 568

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SHETLAND ISLANDS

Shetland Women’s Aid
01595 692 070

SOUTH AYRSHIRE

South Ayrshire Women’s Aid
01292 266 482

SOUTH LANARKSHIRE

Women’s Aid South Lanarkshire and East Renfrewshire 
01355 249 897

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WEST LOTHIAN

West Lothian Women’s Aid
01506 413 721 (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays)

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WALES

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ACROSS WALES

Welsh Women’s Aid
0808 80 10 800 (24 hour)

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ABERYSTWYTH

West Wales Domestic Abuse Service
01970 612 225 (24 hours)

AMMAN VALLEY

Calan DVS
01269 597 474

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BLAENAU GWENT

Phoenix Domestic Abuse Services
01495 291 202

BRIDGEND

Calan DVS
01656 766139 

Llamau (for both homeless and vulnerable women)
01656 767 111 

Llamau (Porthcawl)
01656 785 527

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CAERPHILLY

BAWSO 
0800 731 8147 (24 hour helpline)
01443 819 317 Ext:102 (Caerphilly offices)

Llamau (merged with Caerphilly Women’s Aid)
029 2086 0255

CARDIFF

BAWSO Cardiff 
0800 731 8147 (24 hour helpline)
029 20644 633 (Cardiff offices)

Llamau (for both homeless and vulnerable women)
029 2023 9585

CARMERTHENSHIRE

Carmarthen Domestic Abuse Services (CDAS)
01267 234 725 (24 hours)

Llanelli Women’s Aid Ltd.
01554 752 422

Hafan Cymru
01267 225 555

CEREDIGION

West Wales Domestic Abuse Service
01239 615 700 (24 hours)

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FLINTSHIRE

Domestic Abuse Safety Unit
01244 830 436

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GLAMORGAN

Llamau (for both homeless and vulnerable women)
01446 748 852

GWYNEDD

Gwynedd Domestic Abuse Service
01766 830 878 (24 hour)

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MERTHYR

BAWSO 
0800 731 8147 (24 hour helpline)
01685 375 394 (Merthyr offices)

MONTMOUTHSHIRE

Llamau (for both homeless and vulnerable women)
01873 733 590

Cyfannol Women’s Aid (Pontypool and Abergavenny areas)
Pontypool – 01495 742 052
Abergavenny – 01873 859011

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NEWPORT

Llamau (for both homeless and vulnerable women)
01633 244 134

BAWSO 
0800 731 8147 (24 hour helpline)
01633 213 213 (Newport offices)

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PONTYPRIDD 

Women’s Aid RCT (Pontypridd / Rhondda Cynon Taf)
01443 400 791

PORT TALBOT

Port Talbot & Afan Women’s Aid
01639 894 864 (Weekday office hours only)

Calan DVS
01639 633 580

POWYS

Montgomeryshire Family Crisis Centre
01686 629 114 (24 hours)

Calan DVS (South Powys)
01874 625 146

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RHYL

North Wales Women’s Centre
01745 339 331

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SWANSEA

BAWSO
0800 731 8147 (24 hour helpline)
01792 642 003 (Swansea offices)

Swansea Women’s Aid
01792 644 683 (24 hours)

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WREXHAM

BAWSO
0800 731 8147 (24 hour helpline)
01978 355 818 (Wrexham offices)

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