Domestic abuse support services

If you or someone you know is currently experiencing or has experienced abuse from a partner, ex-partner or family member in Oxfordshire or West Berkshire, you can speak to us.

How can we help you?

Our trained staff offer confidential advice and guidance as well as practical support to help rebuild your confidence and empower you to make the changes you want.

  • A safe place to stay if you flee
    • A refuge for women (with or without children) fleeing abuse
    • A team of professionals to support you to access services that will help you to rebuild your life
    • Practical day-to-day guidance to help you live independently including safety planning, moving home and accessing benefits
    • Support to access counselling and therapy, if needed
    • Support to access groups to develop understanding of domestic abuse and its impact
  • Emotional support
    • Support to connect you with counselling, therapy or group work
    • Support groups to develop understanding of domestic abuse and its impact
    • A team of professionals to support you to access services that will help you to rebuild your life
    • Practical day-to-day support to enable you to live independently such as access to benefits, support with moving to a new home, emotional support and safety planning
    • Specialist help if you have more complex needs or you're from a Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic or Refugee background
  • Practical advice and support, face-to-face or via our helpline
    • Support in understanding and assessing your options
    • Guiding you to other support services that can help you
    • Advice on how to leave your home, if you want to
    • Translators if English isn’t your first language
  • Support for children and young people
    • Dedicated support for those in refuge as well as guidance to access other helpful services
    • Liaison with other services to ensure a coordinated approach to tackling domestic abuse in the community
    • Education to help you better understand health relationships and tackle domestic abuse at the source
  • Training and advice for organisations
    • Training in supporting those experiencing domestic abuse
    • Training for professionals such as police, social services and mental health teams on domestic abuse, awareness and pathways

Can I use your services?

If you live in Oxfordshire or West Berkshire and you are being abused, you can call us and use our services.

  • Yes, we can help you no matter what your status in the UK is or what kind of abuse you are experiencing or have experienced
  • Our service is open to everyone regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, race, sexual orientation, disability
  • We can work with people aged 16 or over
  • We can provide safe accommodation for those needing to flee if you have recourse to public funds
  • It doesn’t matter how you are related to the person abusing you, or if you’re still in a relationship with them or not
  • It makes no difference what type of abuse you are or have experienced

We can help you whether the abuse you have experienced or are experiencing is physical, emotional, psychological, sexual or economic abuse, including honour-based abuse, forced marriage, female genital mutilation, stalking and harassment and coercive control.

We work in partnership with:

Our service is also affiliated to Women's Aid.

You can make a referral to our service using our referral form.

If someone needs help now, call the police:

999

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Domestic abuse helpline (Oxfordshire and West Berkshire):

0800 731 0055 

10am - 7pm, weekdays

National Domestic Violence Helpline

0808 200 0247

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

You can also email DAS@a2dominion.co.uk.

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