Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)

Support

Hounslow Domestic and Sexual Violence Outreach Service

Provides free and confidential advice and support to anyone affected by domestic and sexual violence living in the London Borough of Hounslow. This can include Forced Marriage, so called “Honour” Based Violence, Stalking and Harassment.

If you would like to talk to someone you can call 07810 031 780 in confidence, to discuss your options and practical ways to stay safe. Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

You can also email on community.safety@hounslow.gov.uk

Hounslow One Stop Shop

The One Stop Shop provides free, confidential, support and advice for anyone living in Hounslow experiencing domestic and sexual violence or other forms of Violence Against Women and Girls.

If you need free, confidential advice or information, you can contact the Hounslow One Stop Shop on 07810 031 780 (Monday to Friday 9-5pm) or you can attend in person at the Hounslow One Stop Shop. The address is:

The Arts Centre
1st floor
Treaty Shopping Centre
Hounslow
TW3 1ES

No appointment needed.

Open every Wednesday from 10am - 12pm.

The following advice and information can be obtained for the following:

  • Advocacy, advice and safety & options from Domestic Violence specialists
  • Support for children 
  • Family law protection orders 
  • Immigration law 
  • Benefits
  • Housing
  • Covid advice 
  • Employment and much more

 

EACH counselling and support

EACH provides support via Ascent. Ascent provides a service for those affected by domestic and sexual abuse in London.

Services offered include:

  • confidential counselling and support Service in safe locations
  • one-to-one counselling (up to 21 sessions) in Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Pashto and English. Group sessions are only available to in Ealing and Merton.
  • help with safety planning and self-care.
  • support to facilitate positive changes
  • build skills to enhance self-care.
  • group Support to build confidence, skills and self-esteem.
  • information and advice
  • signposting and referrals to relevant agencies that can help.

To be referred contact is via email on infoascent@eachcounselling.org.uk  or call 0208 577 6059.

National Domestic Violence Helpline

For 24/7 confidential support and information you can call 0808 2000 247 or contact the helpline online.

The helpline is answered by fully trained female helpline support workers and volunteers who will answer your call in confidence.

The helpline can provide you with safety planning, information, advice, support and refuge options. All calls to the helpline are free from mobiles and landlines.

Women’s Aid

Women’s Aid run a live chat service on their webpage where you can speak with a Women’s Aid Support worker.

Women’s Aid also run the Survivors’ Forum which is a safe, anonymous, space for women (over 18) who have been affected by domestic abuse to share their experiences and support one another. To find out more click here.

National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline

Run by Galop the helpline is available on from Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm. On Wednesday and Thursday the helpline is open in the evenings until 8pm.

To speak with someone on the National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline you can call 0800 999 5428 or you can contact them online.

Galop also run the London LGBT+ Advice Line which is open from Monday to Friday 10am – 12:30pm, 1:30pm to 4pm. You can call the London advice line on 020 7704 2040.

Southall Black Sisters

Provides free, confidential information advice and support to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic women experiencing domestic abuse and other forms of Violence Against Women and Girls. You can contact them between Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm via phone on 020 8571 9595’ email them at info@southalblacksisters.co.uk or through their online contact form.

Support for Migrant Victims Scheme

Southall Black Sisters have been awarded funds to operate a one-year project to support migrant victims of domestic abuse with No Recourse to Public Funds. This scheme provides temporary accommodation, financial support, practical and emotional support from domestic abuse specialists, as well as signposting on for immigration advice. 

Priority will be given to migrant victims who do not have an established route to settlement, however, consideration may be given to others in exceptional circumstances. 

The Support for Migrant Victims Scheme will only accept referrals from third sector agencies, local authorities, and statutory bodies. Southall Black Sisters will be taking on referrals and enquiries for victims living within the London area and South of England only. For anyone residing outside of these areas, please visit Southall Black Sisters website for more information. You can get in touch with Southall Black Sisters using the contact information above. 

Hestia – Bright Sky App

Bright Sky is a free to download mobile app which provides support and information to anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know.

More information on the app and how to download it can be found here.

Men’s Advice Line

The Men’s Advice Line Advisors at Respect are specially trained to offer emotional support, as well as the practical advice and information. The free phoneline is open on Monday and Wednesday, 9am to 8pm and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am to 5pm. You can contact them on 0808 8010327.

Respect also run a phoneline for people using abuse in their relationship and hurting the ones they love. Their phoneline is Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm - 0808 8024040.

Victim Support

Victim Support can help you if you have experienced domestic violence. Their services are confidential and free. They can help you regardless of whether you’ve told the police or anyone else about the abuse.

Call Supportline for free on 0808 168 9111 (open Monday to Friday 8pm-8am and 24 hours on the weekend).

If English is not your first language and you would like some support, call Supportline and let them know which language you speak. They will call you back with an interpreter as soon as possible.

 

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