Useful Links

Local services

The local services listed are relevant if you want support for domestic and sexual abuse. If you would like to find out more, please click onto the links.


West End Women and Girls Domestic Abuse Services

Website: West End Women and Girls Domestic Abuse Services

Telephone: 0191 2734942


Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland

Information, support and counselling for women aged 16 or over who have experienced any type of sexual violence.

Website: Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland

General enquiries  0191 2220272

Sexual Violence Telephone Helpline
Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday 6pm - 8.30pm
Friday daytime 11.00am - 2.00pm
Telephone: 0800 035 2794


NIDAS

Provides a range of support for people experiencing domestic abuse in Newcastle. Support includes Refuge, Outreach and support for high risk victims.

Website: NIDAS

Telephone: 0191 2146501


The Angelou Centre

The Angelou Centre is a black led, women's organisation who offer a range of holistic services for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) women across the north east region. Provides practical and emotional support to women who have experienced domestic violence, honour based violence and forced marriage. Workers can speak a number of languages including Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi, Arabic and French.

Website: The Angelou Centre

Telephone: 0191 2260394


Tyneside Women's Health

Provides a range of services to help improve mental health and emotional wellbeing including: drop-ins, support groups,counselling,mental health courses and workshops.

Website: Tyneside Women's Health

Telephone: 0191 4777898


Newcastle Law Centre

Provides free legal advice for people who can't afford to pay for a solicitor and who are not eligible for funded legal advice through legal aid.

Website: Newcastle Law Centre

Telephone: 0191 2304777 or text on new text service on 0748 134 4777


National Services

The national services listed are relevant if you want support for domestic and sexual abuse, legal advice including Family law, Criminal law, Immigration and Asylum law. If you would like to find out more, please click onto the links.


National Services

National Domestic Violence Helpline is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, or others calling on their behalf.

24/7 Freephone Helpline can give support, help and information over the telephone.

Website: National Services

Telephone: 0808 2000 247


National Centre of Domestic Violence

Free fast, emergency injunctions to survivors of domestic violence regardless of their financial circumstances, race, gender, sexual orientation.

Website: National Centre of Domestic Violence

Telephone: 0800 9702070


Rights of Women

Free confidential legal advice to women on Family law, Criminal law, Immigration and Asylum law. Check the Rights of Women website for telephone numbers, opening hours and further information.

Website: Rights of Women

Telephone: 020 7008 0151


Galop, the LGBT+ anti-violence charity

Support for LGBT+ people who are victims of domestic abuse, sexual violence, hate crime, so-called conversion therapies, honour-based abuse, forced marriage, and other forms of abuse.

Website: National LGBT Helpline
Email: help@galop.org.uk
Telephone: 0800 999 5428

Open from 10am - 5pm Monday, Tuesdays and Fridays
Wednesday and Thursdays 10am - 8pm


Respect

Confidential phone line offering advice and support to help perpetrators of domestic abuse.

Website: Respect

Freephone Monday -  Friday  9am – 5pm
Telephone: 0808 802 4040


Support for male victims


Men's Advice Line

Advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence.

Website: Men's Advice Line
Freephone: 0808 801 0327


Stalking


Paladin

National Stalking Advocacy Service.

Website: Paladin
Freephone: 020 3866 4107


Resources


Women’s Aid Domestic Abuse Directory

The directory contains up-to-date information on domestic abuse support services across the UK.

Website: Women’s Aid Domestic Abuse Directory


Women’s Aid

Women’s Aid website has lots of useful information.

Website: Women’s Aid


The Survivors Handbook

Practical support and information for women experiencing domestic abuse.

Website: The Survivors Handbook


The Survivors Forum

The Survivors’ Forum is a safe, anonymous, space for women (over 18) who have been affected by domestic abuse to share their experiences and support one another.

Website: The Survivors Forum


Clare’s Law

If you are worried that your partner, or the partner of a close friend or family member, may have a history of domestic abuse, Clare’s Law gives you the right to ask for this information.

Website: Clare’s Law


FLOWS

Finding Legal Options for Women Survivors, is a legal support service, designed to help protect women.

Website: FLOWS


Forced Marriage & Honour Based Abuse support

Honour Network Helpline – 0800 5999 247
Open 9:30am – 5pm, Monday – Friday

Provided by Karma Nirvana: Website


Dogs Trust Freedom Project

Dogs Trust Freedom Project is a dog fostering service for people fleeing domestic abuse and going into refuge.

Website: Dogs Trust Freedom Project