Domestic Violence

Always dial 999 in an Emergency
CRIME STOPPERS 0800 555 111  
CRIMEWATCH 0500 600 600

Domestic violence accounts for approximately a 
quarter of all violent crime 
nationally, and affects 
many families in West Lancashire. 

Domestic violence 
is a very under reported crime and like many areas the 
reported in 
West Lancashire are only a small proportion of the 
of the domestic violence that occurs.

Domestic violence is usually linked to one person using power and control 
over another in a family relationship. It can take many forms, including:
emotional abuse (e.g. putting down, threats, name calling, mind games)
physical abuse (e.g. hitting, pushing, strangling, biting,
 threatening with weapons)
financial abuse (e.g. preventing from getting or 
keeping a job, making ask for money)
and sexual abuse

Although research tells us that women are more likely to be subject to 
domestic abuse by a male partner, this is not always the case. 
Domestic violence cuts across all social, ethnic, religious, economic groups
and includes people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered 
(who may confront additional factors when disclosing domestic abuse).

If you want any support or information about domestic violence, you can contact

West Lancashire Crisis and Information Centre (Hostel)

Deals with homeless people, single males 

and females, 

from 16-25 years. 

Offers help,


and temporary accommodation. 

Address: 64 Heversham, Birch Green, 



WN8 6QQ. 


Telephone: 01695 728391

Stonewall Housing

Housing advice, advocacy, supported 

housing for LBGT people in London.

Helpline: 020 7359 5767

08452 60 44 60:
0300 999 LGBT (5428)

support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender 
people experiencing 
Calls to 03 numbers cost no more than a national rate
call to an 01 or 
02 number and must count towards any inclusive minutes
in the same way as 
01 and 02 calls. These rules apply to calls from any 
type of line including mobile, 
BT, other fixed line or payphone.

ManKind Initiative 01823 334244 
Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm.
Support for 
Male Victims 
of Domestic Abuse and Domestic Violence


Women's Aid - 0808 2000 247:

the national women's refuge helpline



Men's Advice Line - 0808 801 0327:

advice and support for men in abusive relationships



National Domestic Violence Helpline

0808 2000 247: 24 hour helpline


Respect helpline - 0845 122 8609:

an information and advice line for people who 

are abusive towards their partners

National Centre for Domestic Violence - 08709 220704

Specialises in providing fast , free and efficient legal

advice to victims of domestic violence.



Victim Support's national telephone supportline

Victim Supportline on 0845 30 30 900


Victim Support in Lancashire helps local residents cope with the effects 

of crime. We do this by providing confidential support and information 

to victims of crime and to witnesses attending local criminal courts


Devon M.A.L.E
Confidential Advice line for Men in Abusive Relationships

Mens Advice Line & Enquiries
0845 064 6800
Monday 10am - 9pm
Tuesday - Thursday 10am - 5pm
for further assistance & advice


Support for HIV positive men from The Eddie Surman Trust
0800 169 68 06 (Mon to Fri - 11am to 10pm, Sat and Sun - 4pm to 10pm)


0845 790 9090 (24 hours a day)

0845 790 9192 (24 hours a day for hearing impaired) 

Survivors UK

Support and counselling for men who have been raped or sexually 
abused. 0845 122 1201 (Mon, Tue and Thurs - 7pm to 10pm)  

The Shoutline - GALOP
For reporting homophobic hate crimes.
020 7704 2040 - opening times below

Monday 9.30am to 12.30pm 
Tuesday 4pm to 7pm 
Wednesday 11am to 1pm 
Thursday 12pm to 2pm 
Friday 12pm to 2pm


Rape and Abuse Line 0808 800 0123


Rape and Sexual Violence Project - 0121 233 3818

A charity supporting female and male survivors of rape, sexual assault 

and childhood sexual abuse: offering information, telephone support 

and face to face counselling (7 days per week). 

Both male and female counsellors available.


Bede House - SAFE Project

Online and text message-based support for members of the LGBT 

community experiencing domestic violence or hate crime in Southwark

The Havens 

The Havens are specialist centres in London for people who have been 

raped or sexually assaulted. Anyone in London who has been raped

or sexually assaulted can come to the Haven.


West Lancashire Disability Helpline 0800 220 676



Crimestoppers 0800 555 111



Childline Bullying Line 0800 441111


Lancashire Care Mental Health Helpline 
0500 639 000

West Lancashire Women's Refuge

Information & Drop-In Centre

Information, practical and emotional support service for women and 

children experiencing domestic violence, rape or sexual abuse

(including a confidential counselling service for anyone who has or 

is still suffering from domestic violence, rape or sexual abuse). 

Contact: 5 Church House, Ormskirk  

Tel: 01695 580049 and 24 hour freephone 

domestic violence helpline 0808 100 3062 

Domestic Violence Strategy

Click here to Download Domestic Violence Strategy

Click here to Download Domestic Violence Resource Directory