National Domestic Abuse Helpline
This freephone 24-hour national domestic violence helpline, run by Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues, and others calling on their behalf. They also provide a chat service, Monday – Friday, 3pm – 10pm, and an online contact form, which you will find here.
Website: www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk Phone: 0808 2000 247
Refuge runs the National DA Helpline and have further information and guidance on their website.
Women’s Aid is the key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. They support a network of over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the UK. They also provide simple guidance on most aspects of domestic abuse and have a Survivor’s Handbook
Kiran Support Services
Kiran Support Services provides safe, temporary accommodation for Asian women and their children escaping domestic violence. They also provide advice, outreach work and resettlement support.
Website: www.kiranss.org.uk/ Phone: 020 8558 1986 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
IKWRO: Women’s Rights Organisation
IKWRO helps Middle Eastern and Afghan women and girls who are living in the UK. They speak Farsi, Kurdish, Arabic, Dari, Pashto, Turkish, and English, and have an out of hours emergency service along with a contact form on their website.
Website: http://ikwro.org.uk/ Phone: 0207 920 6460
Southall Black Sisters
Offering specialist advice, information, casework, advocacy, counselling and self-help support services in several languages for Asian and African-Caribbean women and children. They mainly support women from West London although will take enquiries from across the UK and if necessary refer to relevant local agencies.
Website: https://southallblacksisters.org.uk/ Phone: 0208 571 9595
Rights of Women
Rights of Women are a charity working in a number of ways to help women understand the law and their legal rights. They also work to improve the law for women and increase women’s access to justice.
Ashiana specialises in helping Black and Minority Ethnic women, in particular, women from South Asian, Turkish & Iranian communities, aged 16-30 years who are at risk of domestic violence and sexual violence. They provide culturally sensitive advice, support and safe housing.
The Sharan Project is a UK charity providing support and advice to vulnerable women, particularly of South Asian origin, who have been or are at risk of being disowned due to abuse or persecution. They link individuals to partners, and advocate on their behalf to help manage key areas such as housing, interview skills, counselling, managing money and more.
Website: https://sharan.org.uk/ Phone: 0844 504 3231 Email: email@example.com
They provide a directory to find local rape crisis centres, run the national helpline for women and girls aged 13+, and offer a live chat helpline for women and girls aged 16 and over in England, whose lives have been affected by sexual violence. Some local rape crisis organisations also provide services to men and boys; if they don’t then they will be able to provide details of other relevant local support organisations.
Website: https://rapecrisis.org.uk/ Phone: 0808 802 9999
Women in Prison
Women in Prison offers advice and support to women affected by the criminal justice system, both in prison and in the community. They also run campaigns to end the harm caused to women, their families and our communities by imprisonment.