Make a Stand
The Make a Stand pledge has been developed by the Chartered Institute of Housing in partnership with Women’s Aid and the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance. It was created to encourage housing organisations to make a commitment to support people experiencing domestic abuse.
Domestic abuse is one of the biggest issues in society today. The true scale of the problem is difficult to determine because a large proportion of domestic abuse goes unreported, but studies suggest many millions of people are affected every year.
Tragically, two women are killed every week by their partner or ex-partner.
Domestic violence is defined by the UK Government as ‘any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. The abuse can encompass, but is not limited to psychological, physical, sexual, financial, emotional.’
If you think you, or someone you know, may be experiencing domestic abuse please contact any of the agencies below for further support:
Gorwel Domestic Abuse Services
Gorwel is a unit within Grŵp Cynefin that provides support services in the field of domestic violence and preventing homelessness.
Welsh Women's Aid
Women’s Aid provide a range of information and support on domestic abuse, including support for people experiencing domestic abuse and people who are concerned that others may be. The helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Welsh Women’s Aid – welshwomensaid.org.uk
Dyn Project Wales
The Safer Wales Dyn project provides support to Heterosexual, Gay, Bisexual and Trans men who are experiencing domestic abuse from a partner.
The Safer Wales Dyn helpline lets you speak confidentially to someone who can listen to you without judging your situation. They can give you support to deal with the problems faced and tell you if there are any services already available in your area.
Live Fear Free Helpline
The Helpline is free to call and is available 24/7. It provides services in Welsh, English and other languages through the use of Language Line.
Dedicated older people’s service delivered by the Centre for Age, Gender and Social Justice at Aberystwyth University. Dewis will provide advice and guidance for professionals and support for older people.
The Respect Phoneline is a confidential helpline, email and webchat service for perpetrators of domestic violence looking for help to stop. RESPECT may help male and female perpetrators, in heterosexual or same-sex relationships. Partners or ex-partners of perpetrators, as well as concerned friends and family and front line practitioners are welcome to get in touch for information, advice and support
BAWSO support people from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds who are affected by domestic abuse and other forms of abuse, including Female Genital Mutilation, Forced Marriage, Human Trafficking and Prostitution.
RASASC North Wales
Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre provides information, support and therapy to anyone who has experienced sexual violence and abuse either recently or in the past. RASASC also provide support to partners and family members.
DOMESTIC ABUSE SAFETY UNIT (DASU) North Wales
CONWY 01492 534705
Conwy Independent Domestic Violence Advisers: 01492 523802 or 07773 814733
WREXHAM 01978 310203
FLINT 01244 830436
DENBIGHSHIRE 01745 814494
Denbighshire Independent Domestic Violence Advisers: 01745 339 331 or 07725 616 910
POWYS 01686 629114
North Powys – Montgomeryshire Family Crisis Centre
Amethyst Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)
The Amethyst SARC provides help, support and information to adults, children and young people who have been raped or sexually assaulted in North Wales