Directory of Local Services
You can find a Directory of Local Services on this page, listing organisations and groups offering help and support to anyone who needs it.
Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS)
A Gloucestershire-wide service designed to reduce the level of domestic abuse and improve the safety of victims and their families.
Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre
GRASAC is an independent charity offering free, confidential support and information to women and girls affected by any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives.
Hope House – SARC
For victims of rape and sexual assault. Based at Hope House, SARC, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester.
Providing a range of services to people living in Gloucestershire including a groupwork programme for female survivors of domestic abuse, training to professionals about honour based violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation and support to those experiencing child sexual exploitation.
Hollie Gazzard Trust
HGT helps reduce domestic violence through creating and delivering programmes on domestic abuse and promoting healthy relationships to schools and colleges. In addition, it funds hairdressing training for young people who may not otherwise have the funds to study.
National Domestic Violence Helpline
Call: 0808 2000 247
Forced Marriage Unit
Advice for British nationals forced into marriage.
Rape Crisis is a national charity and the umbrella body for a network of independent member Rape Crisis organisations.
Refuge supports women and children experiencing domestic violence and other forms of violence and abuse, including sexual violence, trafficking, FGM, ‘honour’-based violence, forced marriage, stalking and prostitution.
Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.
Call: 0845 7909 090
Shelter help millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness.
Victim Support helps people to cope with the effects of crime. It provides free and confidential support and information to help victims.
Women’s Aid works to end domestic violence of women and children. It runs a network of domestic and sexual violence services (including the National Domestic Violence Helpline).
PRG is a service for men and women aged 18 and over, living in Gloucestershire, who want to make positive changes to improve relationships with their partner, ex-partner or future partners.
Works with perpetrators of domestic violence and partners and ex-partners. Respect’s key focus is on increasing the safety of those experiencing domestic violence through promoting intervention with perpetrators.
MALE (Men’s Advice Line)
A confidential helpline for men who experience violence from their partners or ex-partners or from other family members.
Mankind Initiative directly, and indirectly help others to, support male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence across the UK and within their local communities.
A national organisation providing information, support and counselling for men who have been raped or sexually abused.
West Mercia Women’s Aid
Children and Young People Services
WMWA provides support to children and young people who have been affected by domestic abuse. Our work has a strong focus on self-esteem, self-care and on understanding healthy relationships. This includes support for young people who are themselves experiencing abuse in their teen relationships.
ChildLine is the free 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK about any problem, day or night.
National Youth Advocacy Service
NYAS provides socio-legal services that offer information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to children, young people and vulnerable adults.
Website to help children and young people understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT)
Broken Rainbow / National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline
National helpline- support for LGBT people experiencing domestic violence. 1pm-5pm Tuesday is a trans specific service.
Switchboard promotes the health, wellbeing and happiness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in the UK by providing them with high quality peer-led support and information services.
People with Disabilities
Deaf Hope is the only sign-language based service designed to help deaf women and children who suffer domestic violence.
Helps victims and perpetrators of physical and sexual abuse who have learning disabilities.
Jewish Women’s Aid
Supports Jewish women affected by domestic violence.
Muslim Women’s Network UK
An independent national network of individual Muslim women and Muslim women’s organisations across the UK.
Muslim Youth Helpline
Provides free and confidential faith and culturally sensitive support services targeted at vulnerable young people.
Civil Legal Advice
Find a publicly funded family or immigration solicitor.
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National Centre for Domestic Violence
Free, fast emergency injunction service to survivors of domestic violence. Anyone can apply for an injunction within 24 hours of first contact (in most circumstances). Works in close partnership with the police, local firms of solicitors and other support agencies.