Abused? Unsure where to turn?
There is a way through.
Everyone says that you have the right to live your life free from fear, violence and abuse…but sometimes it is difficult to know whether you are in an abusive relationship.
Domestic Abuse is about how people use their power to control someone in a relationship – it can involve physical, emotional, sexual, and financial abuse.
If you think you have experienced abuse from your partner, ex-partner or a close family member, or you are being forced into marriage – please call us and talk to someone…
Manchester Women’s Aid Domestic Abuse Service offers information, advice and support about domestic and sexual abuse/violence. Support can be given on the telephone or face to face.
Some of the things we can help with might be……
Someone to help you try to stay safe and help you live live free from fear
Someone to help to speak to other agencies about what you need
Referral to solicitors and immigration advisor
Somewhere safe to stay
Advice on debt and welfare benefits
Men can also experience domestic or sexual aduse/violence and our Outreach Service Team can provide support for men living in fear.
For free confidential advice and information, if you need somewhere safe to stay or just want to talk to someone – we can help:
Phone: 0161 660 7999 (Monday to Friday 9:30am – 4:30pm)
Other helpful telephone numbers:
Independent Choices – Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0161 636 7525
(10am – 4pm)
Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline – 0800 2000 247*
(run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge)
National Sexual Violence Helpline Freephone - 0808 802 9999*
(12:00pm – 2.30pm and 7:00pm – 9.30pm – 365 days of the year)
Man in Crisis, national 24 hour helpline – 07000 642 468
*Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones on 3, 02, Orange, Virgin, Vodafone and T mobile networks.
* A student from the University of Manchester is looking for participants for her research project. She is looking to speak to Nigerian women, living in England about their experiences of domestic abuse. If you are interested please see further details in the attached flyer