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  • Domestic abuse

    Nobody should have to live in fear in their own home. If you, or someone you know, are experiencing any form of abuse or violence, please get in touch with your housing officer or talk to one of the organisations listed on this page.

    We understand that this may not be easy to do, but we are here to support you.

    We can also refer you to the dedicated agencies listed below who can help.

    If you are in immediate danger, please call 999 and ask for the police.

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    What is domestic abuse?

    Domestic abuse is the misuse of physical, emotional, sexual, or financial control by one person over another who is, or has been, in a relationship within the home or family. Abuse may be threatened or it may happen.

    Here are some examples:

    • Emotional abuse can include calling someone names, criticising them constantly or threatening them
    • Financial abuse can mean restricting someone’s access to money or making them account for every penny they spend
    • Abuse can also take the form of physical violence

    If you or someone else is in immediate danger, please call 999 and ask for the police.

    Domestic abuse help and support

    If you, or someone you know, is experiencing domestic abuse, you are not alone. The agencies opposite can provide you with information and support.

    This is not an exhaustive list of services, as there are many organisations and charities offering help and support for victims. If you offer services and would like to be added to this list, please contact communications@brighterplaces.co.uk.