Our Domestic Abuse services

Published: 04 August 2023
Last updated: 04 March 2024

In our LGBTQ+ domestic abuse team, our mission is simple: to empower you, listen without judgment, and remind you that you’re not alone in your journey. 

For any enquiries or support with making a referral:
Email: dasupport@lgbt.foundation | Telephone: 0345 3 30 30 30

Who is this service for? 

Our domestic abuse services are for LGBTQ+ people in Greater Manchester (Manchester, Salford, Trafford, Stockport, Tameside, Bury, Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale, and Wigan). who are aged 16 and above.

What we can do, together:

We’re here to focus on the hopeful future we can achieve together, helping you overcome abuse in various forms, including:

  • Physical harm
  • Coercion into sexual acts
  • Psychological manipulation
  • Emotional abuse
  • Financial control
  • Controlling behaviours
  • Stalking or harassment
  • Online harassment (including through social media)
  • Forced marriage
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Think you might need support from us?

How we can help you

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If you’re facing high-risk danger from a partner, ex-partner, or family member, we’re here to help. We also support LGBTQ+ people dealing with issues like honor-based violence, forced marriage, stalking, and control.

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We can help you with many issues around domestic abuse, from support with housing to support with your court cases. Click here to find out all your options and help you make the right legal decision for your circumstances.

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Our support points offer advice about Domestic Abuse. Our friendly and judgement-free team are there to reassure you, answer any questions and help you plan your next steps.  (You can either book an appointment or drop in.)

Our Support Groups

Healing Hour

A safe and supportive group for LGBTQ+ people who have faced domestic abuse. It offers free therapies like massage and meditation, acupuncture, creative activities, and discussions with peers.

Resilience Group

A group programme for LGBTQ+ survivors to learn about domestic abuse, develop positive coping skills, and regain their confidence will looking forward to a brighter future.

Reclaim Programme

RECLAIM offers personalised safety plans to protect against further harm, support for practical needs like legal issues and housing and educational sessions to help people better understand their situations.

For professionals and other service providers:

If you’re a professional looking to refer or signpost someone to our services, here’s what you can do:

  • Make the connection: if you think someone you’re working with might benefit from our support, start by having an open conversation with them about their experiences and needs.
  • Share our information: let them know about our LGBTQ+ domestic abuse and sexual violence services and the help we provide.
  • Offer assistance: if they’re willing, assist them in contacting us. You can help them call or email us using the details above.

Contact Us
Email: dasupport@lgbt.foundation 
Telephone: 0345 3 30 30 30

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