Other services available
24 hour national domestic violence freephone helpline 0808 2000 247
In an emergency, always call 999
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These services may be able to support you even if the council are unable to do so. Some of these services are tailored towards specific groups.
SurvivorsUK was established as a service for male survivors, however they are an inclusive service and welcome anyone who identifies as male, trans, non-binary, has identified as male in the past, or anyone who feels that that they are the right fit for them.
SurvivorsUK can offer a range of support services including counselling and therapy appointments as well as online chat. All services are provided by trained professionals who are specialists in the field of male sexual violence and have helped many men to work through their experiences.
084 5122 1201
Asian Women’s Resource Centre (Brent)
The AWRC tackles issues relating to abuse which includes domestic & sexual violence, forced marriages, honour based violence, and trafficking.
The AWRC also addresses the many interrelated issues associated with violence such as homelessness, welfare benefits, child contact and immigration which includes support to women who have no recourse to public funds, students and over stayers.
Services are provided in the following community languages: Gujarati, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Tamil and English. www.asianwomencentre.org.uk
Asian Women’s Resource Centre
108 Craven Park
020 8961 6549/5701
Iran and Kurdish Women’s rights Organisation (IKWRO)
IKRWO provide culturally specific support, advocacy and counselling for women from the Middle East and Afghanistan. IKWRO’s mission is to protect Middle Eastern and Afghan women and girls who are at risk of ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage, child marriage, female genital mutilation and domestic violence and to promote their rights.
020 7720 6460
Mon to Fri 9.30am-5.30pm
In emergencies only we can also be contacted on:
Kurdish/Arabic: 078 4627 5246
Farsi/Dari/Turkish: 078 4631 0157
Forced Marriage Unit
The Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) can help if you’re trying to stop a forced marriage or you need help leaving a marriage you’ve been forced into.
Forced Marriage Unit: 020 7008 0151 (9am-5pm Monday-Friday).
If you are low on credit, they can call you back.
African women’s Care
AWC works with Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) adults, children and young people, fleeing domestic and sexual abuse including forced marriage, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, gang violence and ‘honour’-based violence.
AWC offer confidential one to one and group support to women and girls, including those with mental health needs who are experiencing any form of these violence and abuse, enabling them to make informed choices and exit violent situations.
African Women's Care
383 Ladbroke Grove
London W10 5AA
020 8969 8389
Galop gives advice and support to people who have experienced biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse. They also support lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system. There is also a specific service for young people aged 16-25.
There is a lot of information on the website about the support they can provide: www.galop.org.uk/
London LGBT+ Anti-violence Advice
020 7704 2040
National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline
080 0999 5428
A translation service is available to those who do not have English as a first language.
Confidential housing advice, advocacy and specialists in domestic abuse and housing to all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Their advice line is open every weekday between 10am and 1pm on 020 7359 5767. And they have a weekly drop-in held on Fridays between 2-3.30pm at London Friend, 86 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DN.