Domestic Abuse - Make a Stand

We’re proud to be supporting a new national campaign to help tackle domestic abuse in communities across the North West.

The Make a Stand campaign centres around a pledge which has been developed by the Chartered Institute of Housing in partnership with Women’s Aid and the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA).

What is domestic abuse?

Women’s Aid defines domestic abuse as an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour, including sexual violence, in the majority of cases by a partner or ex-partner, but also by a family member or carer. 

Domestic abuse can include, but is not limited to, the following:

If you are experiencing any of the above or are concerned about someone else, you can call the freephone 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge on 0808 2000 247.

There are dedicated charities across the North West ready to support you or someone you love:

Liverpool Domestic Abuse Service is a free independent confidential service with multi-lingual staff and volunteer.

0151 263 7474

Worst Kept Secret provides a listening ear to anybody who is affected by domestic violence including family and friends.

0800 028 3398

RASA Merseyside supports anyone who has been sexually abused or raped, or who has been affected by sexual violence at any time in their lives.

0151 666 1392

Careline  can help with all issues relating to children, adults, homeless and those at risk of homelessness. 

Careline Adult: 0151 233 3800     Careline Children: 0151 233 3700

Broken Rainbow LGBT Domestic Violence offers advice, support and referral services to LGBT people experiencing homophobic, transphobic and domestic violence. 

0300 999 5428

Merseyside Domestic Violence Services provides a unified service of support for families affected by domestic violence and abuse.

0151 709 8770

Amadudu Women's Refuge is a refuge for women and children fleeing domestic abuse.

0151 734 0083