Get help and advice about domestic abuse
Last updated 24 March 2021
Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexuality or background. Different kinds of abuse can happen in different contexts. The most frequent type of domestic abuse occurs in relationships.
Domestic abuse is more than physical violence. It can also include:
- coercive control
- economic abuse
- online abuse
- verbal abuse
- emotional abuse
- sexual abuse
If you feel you’re at risk of abuse, it’s important to remember that there is help and support available to you. Guidance is also available to help perpetrators change their behaviour.
Report domestic abuse
If you, a child, or anyone in your family are at immediate risk of harm, call 999 and ask for the police. The police take domestic violence seriously and will be able to help and protect you.
If the situation is not an emergency, but you still need the police, call 101.
Where to get help
Stockport Without Abuse
A local charity offering a range of services to help and support men, women and children affected by domestic abuse. Call 0161 477 4294 Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm, and Friday from 9am to 4:30pm.
The Prevention Alliance
If you live in Stockport and are experiencing domestic abuse or other relationship problems, the Prevention Alliance can help. Call 0161 474 1042 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stockport Homes - emergency housing
Call 0161 216 6016 from 8:30am to 5pm. If it’s out of hours call 0161 474 5555. You can also visit the Stockport Homes website if you're at risk of losing your home.
National Domestic Abuse helpline
If you’re experiencing domestic abuse call 0808 2000 247. They’re open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or visit their website to find out how they can support you.
Greater Manchester victim support services
Offer free and confidential advice and guidance. Call 0161 200 1950.
Independent Choices - refuge
If you and/or your family need refuge, call 0161 636 7525 Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm, except bank holidays or email email@example.com
If you’re living with domestic abuse visit the Safelives website for information and resources to help you. There’s also advice for professionals.
Visit the Equation website to better understand the warning signs of abuse.
Children living in a home with domestic abuse
Information and advice to help you understand domestic abuse and how to take positive action if it’s happening to you.
If you’re being abused or made to feel unsafe at home, call Childline on 0800 1111.
Visit the Refuge website to find out what you should do if someone at home is hurting you or another member of your family.
Perpetrators of domestic abuse
The Respect phoneline is a confidential helpline, email and webchat service for perpetrators of domestic violence looking for help to stop.