Domestic Abuse Helplines

If you are experiencing domestic abuse there are a number of ways to seek support. I know it will be difficult to stay home, but please make the call. You should never suffer in silence. Please look through the resource below for all the available support for people seeking support.

The police

Call the UK police non-emergency number, 101, if you need support or advice from the police and it’s not an emergency. If you’re deaf or hard of hearing, use our textphone service on 18001 101.

Local help


Advance is an independent, client-led charity for all of those living in Brent who have experienced domestic abuse (male and female, including teenagers) and their children.

Asian Women’s Resource Centre (AWRC) External Link

020 8961 6549 / 5701

Asian Women’s Resource Centre, based in Harlesden, has been providing services for women, who are or have been experiencing domestic abuse, for almost 40 years. 

The Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO)External Link

020 7920 6460

Provides assistance and support to Kurdish, Farsi and Arabic-speaking women living in London.

Southall Black SistersExternal Link

020 8571 0800

Supports the needs of black (Asian and African-Caribbean) women.

Ashiana ProjectExternal Link

020 8539 0427 or 020 8539 9656

Provides temporary, safe housing for South Asian, Turkish and Iranian women aged 16-30 experiencing domestic violence. Helps those who may be suffering from violence and threats of violence at the hands of their family or community (honour-based violence) or from forced marriage.

National helplines

24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Domestic Violence AssistExternal Link – 0800 195 8699

Specialises in assistance to obtain emergency injunctions from being further abused.

Women’s Aid Domestic Violence HelplineExternal Link – 0808 2000 247

Free 24-hour national helpline run by Women’s Aid and Refuge.

Men’s Advice LineExternal Link – 0808 801 0327

Confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse.

National LGBT Domestic Abuse HelplineExternal Link – 0800 999 5428

Emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people.

National Centre for Domestic ViolenceExternal Link – 0800 970 2070

Specialises in assistance to get emergency injunctions from being further abused.

National Stalking HelplineExternal Link – 0808 802 0300

Guidance on the law, how to report stalking, gathering evidence, staying safe and reducing the risk.

Victim SupportExternal Link – 08 08 16 89 111

Free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses, their family and friends or cleaners, delivery workers, waste disposal workers, transport workers, care workers, domestic violence workers to name just a few to be recognised as our essential workers. But it has.