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.

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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How can we help you?

Through our confidential services, you can receive advice and guidance, be empowered to make choices about your life, rebuild your confidence and self-esteem as well as receive practical support to make the changes you want

  • Practical advice and support, face-to-face or via our helpline
    • Support in understanding and assessing your options
    • Signposting to other appropriate support services that can assist you
    • Advice on how to leave your home, if you want to
    • Translators if English isn’t your first language
  • 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 support to enable you to live independently such as access to benefits, support with moving to a new home, emotional support and safety planning
    • 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 access counselling and therapy, if needed
    • 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 support for clients with complex needs or from a BAMER background
  • Support for children and young people
    • Dedicated support for children and young people in refuge
    • Liaison with other services to ensure a coordinated approach to tackling domestic abuse in the community
    • Training and learning for young people to better understand healthy relationships.
  • 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 what domestic abuse is, how to spot it and how to refer to our services for support

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.

  • We can provide advice regardless of what your status in the UK is
  • Our service is open to everyone regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, race, sexual orientation, disability
  • We can only work with people aged 16+
  • We can provide accommodation for people needing to flee, as long as they 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 support people who have or are experiencing 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.