Domestic abuse support services

If you or someone you know is currently experiencing or has experienced abuse from a partner, ex-partner or family member in Oxfordshire or West Berkshire, you can speak to us.

If someone needs help now, call the police:

999

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Domestic abuse helpline (Oxfordshire and West Berkshire):

0800 731 0055 

10am - 7pm, weekdays

National Domestic Violence Helpline

0808 200 0247

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

You can also email DAS@a2dominion.co.uk.

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How can we help you?

Through our confidential services, you can receive advice and guidance, be empowered to make choices about your life, rebuild your confidence and self-esteem as well as receive practical support to make the changes you want

  • Practical advice and support, face-to-face or via our helpline
    • Support in understanding and assessing your options
    • Pointing you to other services that could be useful
    • Advice on how to leave your home, if you want to
    • Translators if English isn’t your first language
  • A safe place to stay if you flee
    • A refuge for women (with or without children) fleeing abuse
    • A team to talk to and connect you to other people and services that can help you
  • Help creating a new home
    • Help applying for grants and other funds for housing
    • Support with finding a new home and furnishing it
    • Help managing finances and developing skills so that you can stay in your new home
  • Emotional support
    • Counselling
    • Support groups
    • Connecting you to other people and services that can give you the emotional support you need
  • Support for children and young people
    • Safeguarding children and young people
    • Working with other services to make sure children and young people get the support they need
  • Training and advice for organisations
    • Training in supporting those experiencing domestic abuse
    • Consultancy on designing and delivering domestic abuse services

Can I use your services?

If you live in Oxfordshire or West Berkshire and you are being abused, you can call us and use our services.

  • We can provide advice regardless of what your status in the UK is
  • Our service is open to everyone regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, race, sexual orientation, disability
  • We can only work with people aged 16+
  • We can provide accommodation for people needing to flee, as long as they have recourse to public funds
  • It doesn’t matter how you are related to the person abusing you, or if you’re still in a relationship with them or not
  • It makes no difference what type of abuse you are or have experienced

We support people who have or are experiencing physical, emotional, psychological, sexual or economic abuse, including honour-based abuse, forced marriage, female genital mutilation, stalking and harassment and coercive control.

We work in partnership with:

Our service is also affiliated to Women's Aid.

You can make a referral to our service using our referral form.