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.

0300 111 2121


Refuge- National Domestic Abuse Helpline

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 –

0808 80 10 800

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.

0808 80 10 321


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.

Online Chat


Dewis Choice

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

0808 802 4040




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.

0800 73 18 147 ( 24 hours)


North Wales Women's Centre

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.

01248 670628



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

0808 156 3658


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