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Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence and abuse. It can happen between intimate partners, household members or carers.
See how domestic abuse is defined at the GOV.uk website.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) update
All the support services listed below remain open and ready to help. They can offer flexible, remote support on the phone, by text, email or webchat/WhatsApp.
Always call 999 in an emergency. If you are unable to talk, press 55 when the call is answered. This alerts the operator and the police will be sent to help you.
Who to contact
If you’re an Islington Council tenant or a member of their household, please contact your local housing officer for support.
- Call 020 7527 5300 (9am – 5pm)
We will offer help with domestic abuse and violence, and our staff are skilled to deal with sensitive situations.
All conversations are confidential, and you can speak to someone of your own gender.
Other useful contacts
- Solace Women’s Aid offer a variety of services including: Advice and Advocacy, Counselling, Children, young people and family services, Refuges, Sexual Violence Services (North London Rape Crisis) and support for women aged over 55.
Call Solace in Islington on 020 3795 5070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm)
- National Domestic Abuse Helpline provides advice and support, and can help you access specialist services in your community.
Call 0808 2000 247 (available 24 hours a day, seven days a week).
- Women's Aid provide life-saving services and build a future where domestic violence is not tolerated.
Live chat or email email@example.com
- Refuge helps people rebuild their lives and overcome many different forms of violence and abuse.
Call 0808 2000 247 (available 24 hours a day, seven days a week)
- Respect works with perpetrators, male victims and young people using violence in their close relationships.
Call 0808 802 4040, or for the Men's Advice Line call 0808 801 0327
- GALOP are an the LGBT+ anti-violence charity.
Call 0800 999 5428 (Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm (Wednesday and Thursday, 10am-8pm)) or email firstname.lastname@example.org (Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm)
- Latin American Women’s Aid (LAWA) is a free support service for Latin American, Black and minority ethnic women and children experiencing, or recovering from, domestic violence.
Call 0753 442 4826 (Spanish and English) (9.30am-5.30pm) or 0746 200 3324 (Portuguese and English) (9.30am- 1pm)
- IMECE Women’s Centre stands against all forms of violence against women and girls. They support and empower Turkish, Kurdish and Cypriot Turkish women and Black, Asian, minority ethnic, refugee (BAMER) and migrant women to improve the quality of their lives.
Call 020 7354 1359 or email email@example.com
- Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women’s Organisation (KMEWO) work to ensure that the Kurdish and Middle Eastern women in the UK are supported and empowered; provided with advice, advocacy, educational opportunities and training, in the hope of helping them to achieve a better standard of life, free from any violence and with legal freedoms intact.
Call 020 7263 1027 (office), 07748 851 125 (mobile), 07412 364 046 (mobile) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Maa Shanti provide services to support women from the South Asian Community who are fleeing domestic violence.
Call 07340 990119 or 07904 034 278 (Monday-Friday 9am-3pm), or email email@example.com
- Families First is designed to provide locally-based advice, information and help to the families who need it most by tackling difficulties early and stopping them from escalating.
Call 020 7527 4343 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Violence against women and girls
Where to find help if you are experiencing domestic abuse.
National Domestic Violence Helpline
A 24 hour service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.
Solace Women's Aid
Free advice and support to women and children in London to build safe and strong lives.
Support for abusive behaviour
The Domestic Violence Intervention Project works with men who want to change their abusive behaviour
Local domestic abuse support agencies
Find local domestic abuse support agencies on the Islington council directory