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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.

Call: 01452 726 570 | Email: support@gdass.org.uk | Visit: www.gdass.org.uk 

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.

Call: 01452 526770 | Visit: www.glosrasac.org 

Hope House – SARC

For victims of rape and sexual assault. Based at Hope House, SARC, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester.

Call: 01452 754390 | Visit: www.hopehousesarc.nhs.uk 

Infobuzz

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.

Call: 01452 381770 | Email: admin@infobuzz.co.uk | Visit: www.infobuzz.co.uk 

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.

Email: info@holliegazzard.org | Visit: www.holliegazzard.org 

National Services

National Domestic Violence Helpline

Call: 0808 2000 247 

Forced Marriage Unit

Advice for British nationals forced into marriage.

Call: 020 7008 0151 | Email: fmu@fco.gov.uk | Visit: www.gov.uk/stop-forced-marriage

Rape Crisis

Rape Crisis is a national charity and the umbrella body for a network of independent member Rape Crisis organisations.

Call: 0808 802 9999 | Visit: www.rapecrisis.org.uk | Email: rcewinfo@rapecrisis.org.uk

Refuge

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.

Call: 020 7395 7700 | Email: info@refuge.org.uk | Visit: www.refuge.org.uk

Samaritans UK

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

Shelter help millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness.

Call: 0808 800 4444 | Email: info@shelter.org.uk | Visit: www.england.shelter.org.uk

Victim Support

Victim Support helps people to cope with the effects of crime. It provides free and confidential support and information to help victims.

Call: 0845 30 30 900 | Email: supportline@victimsupport.org.uk | Visit: www.victimsupport.org.uk

Women’s Aid

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). 

Call: 0117 944 4411 | Email: helpline@womensaid.org.uk | Visit: www.womensaid.org.uk

Perpetrators

Positive Relationships

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.

Call: 01452 529866 | Email: PRGGloucester@splitz.org

Respect

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.

Call: 020 7549 0578 | Email: info@respect.uk.net | Visit: www.respect.uk.net

Male Victims

MALE (Men’s Advice Line)

A confidential helpline for men who experience violence from their partners or ex-partners or from other family members. 

Call: 0808 801 0327  | Email: info@mensadviceline.org.uk | Visit: www.mensadviceline.org.uk | Weekdays 10am to 4pm

Mankind Initiative

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.

Call: 01823 334244 | Email: admin@mankind.org.uk | Visit: www.mankind.org.uk

Survivors UK

A national organisation providing information, support and counselling for men who have been raped or sexually abused.

Call: 0845 122 1201 | Visit: www.survivorsuk.org

Young People

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.

Visit: https://www.westmerciawomensaid.org/services/children-and-young-people-services/

ChildLine

ChildLine is the free 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK about any problem, day or night. 

Call: 0800 1111 | Visit: www.childline.org.uk

National Youth Advocacy Service

NYAS provides socio-legal services that offer information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to children, young people and vulnerable adults. 

Call: 0808 808 1001 | Email: help@nyas.net | Visit: www.nyas.net

The Hideout

Website to help children and young people understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action.

Visit: www.thehideout.org.uk

Elderly

Action on Elder Abuse

Works to protect and prevent the abuse of vulnerable older adults.

Call: 0808 808 8141 | Email: enquiries@elderabuse.org.uk | Visit: www.elderabuse.org.uk

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.

Call: 0300 999 5428 | Visit: www.brokenrainbow.org.uk

Switchboard

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. 

Call: 0300 330 0630 | Visit: www.switchboard.lgbt

People with Disabilities

DeafHope

Deaf Hope is the only sign-language based service designed to help deaf women and children who suffer domestic violence. 

Text 07970 350366 | Voice/minicom 020 8772 324 | Email: deafhope@signhealth.org.uk | Visit: www.signhealth.org.uk/deafhope

Respond

Helps victims and perpetrators of physical and sexual abuse who have learning disabilities. 

Call: 0808 808 0700 | Email: admin@respond.org.uk | Visit: www.respond.org.uk

Stalking

National Stalking Helpline

The National Stalking Helpline provides guidance and information to anybody who is currently or has previously been affected by harassment or stalking. 

Call: 0808 802 0300 | Email: advice@stalkinghelpline.org | Visit: www.stalkinghelpline.org

Religious Groups

Jewish Women’s Aid

Supports Jewish women affected by domestic violence.

Call: 0808 801 0500 | Visit: www.jwa.org.uk

Muslim Women’s Network UK

An independent national network of individual Muslim women and Muslim women’s organisations across the UK.

Call: 0121 236 9000 | Email: contact@mwnuk.co.uk | Visit: www.mwnuk.co.uk

Muslim Youth Helpline

Provides free and confidential faith and culturally sensitive support services targeted at vulnerable young people. 

Call: 0808 808 2008 | Text: 07860 022 811 | Email: help@myh.org.uk | Visit: www.myh.org.uk | Mon-Fri  6pm-12am and Sat-Sun 12pm-12am

Civil Legal Advice

Find a publicly funded family or immigration solicitor. 

Call: 0845 345 4 345 | Visit: www.gov.uk/civil-legal-advice 

Law Society

Find a solicitor

Visit: www.solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk

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.

Call: 0800 970 2070 | Email: office@ncdv.org.uk | Visit: www.ncdv.org.uk