Domestic abuse

Everyone has arguments, and everyone disagrees with their partners, family members and others close to them from time to time. But if someone's behaviour is causing you to feel upset or afraid, then you may need support.

Domestic violence means any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between adults who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality.

It can happen to both men and women, and whatever form it takes, domestic violence is rarely a one-off incident.

If someone has:

  • Stopped you from seeing your friends and family
  • Controlled your money
  • Destroyed your possessions
  • Unjustly accused you of having affairs or behaving badly
  • Threatened or hurt you or your children
  • Forced you to do something you don't want to do
  • Is sexually abusive or has raped you

These may be an indication of domestic violence and abuse, and you don't have to continue to suffer.

 

Getting support

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger call 999.

If you want to report a crime, call Crimestoppers anonymously 24/7 on 0800 555 111.

Trafford Housing Trust has signed up to the Make a Stand pledge, a partnership between Women's Aid and the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance. As part of the pledge, housing associations can make commitments to support people who live and work in housing who are experiencing domestic abuse. If you are experiencing domestic violence and need support with housing, you can speak confidentially to your housing officer or report it us by contacting the Customer Hub.

 

Other organisations that can offer support

Women's Aid

Call 0808 2000 247 or visit the website at www.womensaid.org.uk/

Refuge

Call 0808 2000 247 or visit the website at www.refuge.org.uk/

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