Domestic abuse support

Domestic abuse isn’t just about physical abuse and it doesn’t just happen to women.

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone. It’s described as any incident or pattern of incidents of: controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse. This is between people aged 16 or over who have been partners or family members - regardless of gender or sexuality.

Abuse can include, but is not limited to these types of abuse:

  • psychological 
  • physical 
  • sexual 
  • financial
  • emotional.

We support people in their homes or in our specialist accommodation, offering tailor-made programmes that recognise and respond to the unique needs of people who have experienced domestic violence.

Our safe and secure women-only refuge environments are designed to help people explore what they need to be able to grow and build strength, with members of support staff offering one-to-one and group work to help raise self-esteem.

We can help with relationships, addictions, offending behaviour, parenting or mental and physical health. We also offer help and advice to women involved in sex work; we can help you to help you leave if you want to; or live and work more safely and securely.

Find out more about our domestic abuse service for customers living in a Thirteen property

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