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Rochdale Victim Support
Provides help and support to victims and their family and friends, who have been affected by domestic abuse
The Victim Care Unit can be contacted between 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday on 0161 200 1950
Women’s Housing Action Group outreach service for women
Via referral from Shelter 0344 515 1850.
WHAG (Women Housing Action Group)
Domestic violence floating support service. Refuge service for women and children.
Legal advice, housing and signposting. One to One Support, drop in groups.
Languages- Urdu and Punjabi.
0161 761 5266
email queries to [email protected]
Women’s Housing Action Group outreach service for men
0845 602 4995
Out of hours- Homeless 0845 121 2975
Police Domestic Violence Unit
Rochdale DVO Child protection vulnerable adults
0161 856 8069
7am-8pm Mon-Fri, 7am-5pm Sat-Sun
Email: [email protected]
Rochdale Connections Trust deliver a range of practical support programmes for adult victims of/those at risk of Domestic Violence and Abuse, in addition to Perpetrator programmes across the Rochdale Borough. We also offer specialist programmes for children and young people who have been affected by their experiences of domestic abuse.
We offer an In-hose counselling service and can refer clients on for this extra layer of support if required.
We are able to take self-referrals in addition to referrals from organisations, agencies and statutory bodies.
Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, (GMFRS), are more than happy to have their offer of a free Home Safety Check, ( Being widened to a Safe and Well Check from September 2015), to anyone who has been affected by domestic violence. The checks are completely free and a client can request a female officer to attend if required. We offer a 24/7 service and can come out at short notice where a referral is deemed to be urgent. We can also fit letter box covers and give advice on security in the home if required. My team regularly give “Fire Safety In the Home” presentations to groups and would be happy to hear from you if this is required by any of your teams. I have included a summary explanation of what’s on offer below: – Fire Safety Check. Are you and your family safe? In Greater Manchester we are committed to reducing fire deaths and injuries by ensuring that every home in the county has a working smoke alarm. To make certain this happens, we now carry out FREE Home Safety Checks, which can include the fitting of FREE smoke alarms. We carry out around 60,000 Home Safety Checks every year. Along with fitting free smoke alarms, we also give occupiers safety advice so they can keep their homes and families as safe as possible.
What is a Home Safety Check?
When you book a Home Safety Check, we will visit your home at an allocated time and accompany you around every room in your property with the aim of:
Identifying and making you aware of the potential fire risks in your home
Making sure you know what to do in order to reduce or prevent these risks
Helping you put together an escape plan in case a fire breaks out in the future
Ensuring you have a working smoke alarm and if you don’t, we will fit a FREE ten year smoke alarm.
Where a resident has been the victim of domestic abuse, we can look to see if a letter box cover may be appropriate and discuss different options to help keep you safe in your home. Booking a FREE Home Safety Check couldn’t be simpler. Simply call 0800 555 815