Everyone has a right to feel happy and safe within our everyday life. Domestic abuse can occur regardless of ethnicity, religion, class, age, sexuality, disability or lifestyle. It can occur in a range of relationships including heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender relationships.
Abusers come from all walks of life. They can come from any ethnic group, religion, class or neighbourhood. They may be older or younger, male or female.
Victims of domestic violence suffer on many levels - health, housing, education - and lose the freedom to live their lives how they want, and without fear.
Please use the numbers and information below for further support.
REMEMBER - ALWAYS DIAL 999 IN AN EMERGENCY.
Samaritans: 24 hour confidential support for anyone in crisis - 0845 7909 090
If you are in a domestic violence situation and need to discuss your housing options, please contact Test Valley's Homelessness Officer on 01264 368000.
If you urgently need information, help or advice, contact the national helpline (freephone 24/7) on 0800 2000 247 or email email@example.com.
Alternatively, you can contact Andover Crisis and Support Centre for further help.
Andover Crisis and Support Centre – 01264 366122
17 New Street, Andover
Women's Aid - 0808 2000 247
Refuge: emergency accommodation and support for women and children experiencing domestic violence - 0808 2000 247
Broken Rainbow: support for LGBTQ+ people who are experiencing domestic violence - 0845 2604 460 (available Monday - Friday. 9am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm)
Victim Support: information and support for victims of crime, whether or not the crime has been reported to the police - 0845 3030 900
Respect: men’s advice line for victims of domestic abuse - 0808 8010 327
Mankind: helps and advises male victims of domestic abuse - 0870 794 4124
If this is something you feel you need further support with, please contact Miss Harman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01264 352322.