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:
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
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
- 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:
- Oxfordshire County Council
- Buckinghamshire County Council
- West Berkshire County Council
- Reducing the Risk
Our service is also affiliated to Women's Aid.
You can make a referral to our service using our referral form.