RefugeIf you are fleeing domestic abuse and need emergency temporary housing, we can find refuge accommodation both in Hampshire and across the UK, including for families and those with specific cultural needs. Families have their own bedroom and share living areas with others in the refuge.
Adult outreach and resettlementWe offer outreach support to women and men who are living in the community. We support people on a one-to-one basis to improve safety and to address other issues such as emotional support, confidence and building self-esteem. We also help people access other services. Resettlement support is for women who have left our refuge accommodation.
Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA)If you are at high risk of serious harm, you will be assigned a professional case worker or IDVA. Your IDVA will represent you at Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC) where many agencies including the police, probation, health and social care jointly plan ways to protect you from harm.
Group work for adults and familiesTo support you and your children if you have been affected by domestic abuse, there are programmes covering topics such as handling an abusive child, exploring abusive relationships, awareness of your rights and how to build confidence and self-esteem.
Additional servicesThere are many other support services offered by Stop Domestic Abuse and other organisations in Hampshire. Call the Advice Line on 03300 165 112 for more information.
For more help and advice
You can call the Advice Line on 03300 165 112.
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What is domestic abuse? - Women’s Aid.
Am I in an abusive relationship?– Women’s Aid. The warning signs.
The Survivor’s Handbook - Women’s Aid. Includes making a safety plan to protect yourself and your children, and how to help someone else.
Domestic violence and abuse - NHS Choices.
Domestic Abuse - Hampshire Constabulary.
Clare’s Law domestic violence disclosure scheme - Hampshire Constabulary.
Clare's Law gives any member of the public the right to ask the police if their partner may pose a risk to them. Under Clare's Law, a member of the public can also make enquiries about the partner of a close friend or family member.
National Men’s Advice Line - Advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse. 0808 8010327.
National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline - 0800 999 5428.
Reporting concern about abuse of a vulnerable adult or adult at risk - Hampshire County Council.