Domestic abuse advice and information

Domestic abuse is a crime. Always call 999 in an emergency.  If you are unable to talk, stay on the line and press 55 when prompted. If you are affected by domestic abuse you can leave the house to seek help during lockdown. Contact the National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 08082000247 for help and support. 

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Domestic abuse is not just physical violence. It is any type of abuse from someone you have (or have had) a relationship with, including financial, emotional, sexual or mental abuse.

Abusive behaviour includes acting in a controlling, coercive or threatening manner; typical actions might include demanding you keep house in a specific way, taking your money, stopping you seeing your friends and family, or threatening your children or pets.

Domestic abuse can affect anyone.

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Helplines and Support

You can contact the National Domestic Violence Helpline on 08082000247 if you’re experiencing domestic abuse. You can talk confidentially to someone about your situation and to find out what your options are.

Cambridge Women’s Aid provides an outreach service for women living in any kind of tenure, who are experiencing domestic abuse in Cambridge City or South Cambridgeshire. Telephone 01223361214 (emergency out of hours 07730322098).

If you are a man experiencing domestic abuse you can contact the Men’s Advice Line on 08088010327

If you are in a same-sex relationship you can call the National LGBT+ Domestic Violence Helpline on 08009995428

Call the police on 101 (if it is not an emergency) or 999 in an emergency, if your personal safety is threatened.

If you are concerned because you think you might be hurting someone or demonstrating abusive behaviour, help and advice is available by contacting 08088024040 or visiting the Respect website

More contacts are listed below.

Housing Advice Service

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Our Housing Advice Service can help if you are living with domestic abuse.  

We can help you prepare to leave and find a refuge, or we can help you secure your home so you can stay there safely.

We can advise on tenancy issues – including occupation orders, joint tenancies and homelessness – and can put you in touch with other organisations (some of which are listed below) that provide support and legal advice.

Safe Spaces

Pharmacies including Boots and Superdrug are offering their consulting rooms as Safe Spaces near you for victims of domestic violence. Walk into any of the pharmacies taking part ask to use their Safe Space. The room will contain all the information you need, and provide a sanctuary to make relevant calls.

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Other useful information

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (DASV) Partnership maintains a domestic violence directory. It contains contact details of organisations that can help you or someone you know who is being affected by domestic violence.

The following websites also provide information, advice and support to people affected by domestic violence. Most have a telephone helpline.

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Legal advice is available from several sources, including:

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