Domestic Abuse Support

Coronavirus Service Update

As of Thursday 19th March, LGBT Foundation has temporarily shifted to become a remote service delivery charity due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This means that all our face-to-face services will be suspended until at least 14th April.

Our Domestic Abuse program is still providing 1:1 support around domestic abuse. This will no longer be face to face but the case work sessions will take place either through telephone support or online platforms such as zoom. If it is not safe for you use these platforms then the case worker can communicate over email or text. We are still able to provide safety measures to those who are at risk of domestic abuse and these can be posted to your home.

Training can still be booked with the Domestic Abuse Co-ordinator and this can either be done remotely on zoom or scheduled for a later date in the year. Please contact dasupport@lgbt.foundation if you wish to discuss this further.

Who is this service for?

This service is available to all people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans, and anyone falling under the umbrella term of LGBT* such as queer, intersex, pansexual, non-binary or genderfluid, including those questioning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

If you are aged 16 and over, and feel like you may be experiencing domestic abuse then this service could help you.

Get in contact and have a chat with a member of our staff.

We're here if you need us.

What does this service offer?

Domestic Abuse Support

Our domestic abuse service offers support to individuals who are currently at risk of, or have previously experienced domestic abuse whether this is from a partner, ex-partner, or family member.

This service provides practical help and advice, and emotional support for those who have been, or currently are experiencing domestic abuse.

Our 1:1 casework support can help with areas like safety planning, power and control, healthy relationships, boundaries, consent, health and wellbeing, and assertive communication.

Practical Housing Advice

For those who are at risk of homelessness, or who are currently homeless due to domestic abuse, we can offer practical housing advice.

This would include 1:1 sessions with a domestic abuse caseworker where you will be offered advice and guidance around benefits, housing options, safety and budgeting to ensure long term security.

How can this service be accessed?

If you feel you may be experiencing domestic abuse please complete our online self-referral form.

If you are a professional working with someone who might benefit from accessing this service, please complete our service to servce referral form and the RIC.

All completed referrals should either be sent to dasupport@lgbt.foundation or posted to:

Domestic Abuse Service, FREEPOST RLZG-SLUJ-RXKJ, LGBT Foundation, 5 Richmond Street, Manchester, M1 3HF

"I received support with personal safety issues, considering future relationships, housing issues, accessing local services and information and encouragement about engaging in the community.
Without this support, I would have either given up and/or done myself serious harm.
I am now thriving ,feeling much better, optimistic, independent, and confident because of the professional and well-coordinated holistic service I have been able to access and benefit from.
I take part in a range of creative activities, have a fulfilling social life and support other people through voluntary work. I know that the service is there for me if I need further help in the future. I am not alone."

- Domestic Abuse Service User