Rochdale

Local authority website

web:  www.rochdale.gov.uk/domesticabuse


Safenet

  • Name of service: Safenet Domestic Abuse Services
  • Opening hours: 24 hours
  • Contact number: 0300 303 3581
  • Contact email: [email protected]
  • Website: www.safenet.org.uk
  • Who they support: Men, Women, BAMER, children (16 and under), LGBT, No Recourse to Public
  • What forms of abuse they support with: Domestic Abuse & Violence, Sexual Abuse & Violence, So called ‘Honour Based Violence’, Forced Marriage, Female Genital Mutilation, Stalking
  • Description of service:   Outreach service
  • what they offer: Outreach, Advocacy, group work, Drop-ins, Advice, Accommodation services with support. Training to external agencies            
  • Support offered via: Face to Face, Telephone, Live chat, Email, Video link               

Victim Support

  • Name of service: Rochdale Community Based Domestic Abuse Service
  • Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm    
  • Contact number: 0161 507 9609
  • Contact email: [email protected]
  • Website: www.victimsupport.org.uk      
  • Who they support: Men, Women
  • What forms of abuse they support with: Domestic Abuse & Violence
  • Description of service: Team of Independent Domestic Violence Advisors and Support Workers who provide advice, support and advocacy to all victims of domestic abuse, males and females. Victims do not have to report the abuse to the police in order to receive help and support. 
  • what they offer: Outreach, advocacy and advice
  • Support offered via:  Face to face, telephone and e-mail.

WHAG

  • Name of service: WHAG
  • Opening hours: 8am – 11pm
  • Contact number: 01706 718 180
  • Contact email: [email protected]
  • Website: www.whag.info    
  • Who they support: Men, Women, young parents 16-25 year old
  • What forms of abuse they support with: Domestic Abuse & Violence       
  • Description of service: WHAG support homeless women aged 18+ in our female only accommodation project and provide resettlement once they move on from the accommodation. We also provide floating support in the Rochdale, Middleton and Heywood area to women living in their own property who are struggling with housing/benefit issues. We have supported accommodation for young parents aged16-21 and provide floating support to both male and female up to the age of 25 through the young parents service. We are currently delivering a complex needs service for women through ABEN, this service provides women with emergency accommodation for between 3 and 21 days (referrals for the ABEN service need to come through from Homelessness). We deliver the Recovery Toolkit and Freedom programme in both Rochdale and Bury. We provide wellbeing and activity drop in sessions across the borough in 3 community centres. Please visit our website for further information on all the services we have available               
  • what they offer: Outreach, Counselling, group work, Drop-ins, Advice, Supported Housing       
  • Support offered via:  Face to Face, Telephone, Live chat, Email 

Rochdale Women’s Welfare Association   RWWA

  • Name of service: Rochdale Women’s Welfare Association RWWA              
  • Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, 9:30am to 3pm
  • Contact number: 01706 860 157  
  • Contact email: [email protected]     
  • Website: coming soon   
  • Who they support: Women, BAMER, children (16 and under), No Recourse to Public        
  • What forms of abuse they support with: Domestic Abuse & Violence, Sexual Abuse & Violence, So called ‘Honour Based Violence’, Forced Marriage            
  • Description of service: Rochdale Women’s Welfare Association are a ‘by women for women’ service. We are a charity that was established in 1984. All of our staff are bilingual from the BAME community with an insight into the cultural practices and sensitivities of the South Asian and Middle Eastern communities. We are a “One Stop Shop” for BAME women in the Rochdale Borough.
  • what they offer: Outreach, Counselling, Advocacy, group work, Advice, Training
  • Support offered via:  Face to Face, Telephone

Rochdale Connections Trust

  • Name of service: Rochdale connection trust
  • Opening hours: 9am -5pm
  • Contact number: 01706 345 111
  • Contact email: [email protected]
  • Website: www.r-c-t.co.uk           
  • Who they support: Men, Women, Children under 16
  • What forms of abuse they support with: Domestic Abuse & Violence       
  • Description of service:   RCT offer interventions to meet the needs of the family where Domestic Abuse has occurred. A range of programmes, interventions and holistic support is provided to meet the extensive needs of female victims. We offer an intense 6 month programme for male perpetrators of abuse to transform their behaviour and deliver courses to raise awareness and improve relationships. A therapeutic programme designed to combat the trauma of abuse is delivered to meet the needs of children and young people affected by abuse in the family home.
  • what they offer: Specialist drop in, domestic abuse course, counselling
  • Support offered via:  face to face, online and telephone

Victim Support

  • Name of service: Turning the Spotlight  
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm   
  • Contact number: 0161 507 9551
  • Contact email: [email protected]    
  • Website: www.victimsupport.org.uk      
  • Who they support: Men
  • What forms of abuse they support with: Domestic Abuse & Violence
  • Description of service: Turning the Spotlight is a 12 week healthy relationship programme offered by Victim Support in Rochdale. We support people who are having problems within their relationships leading to arguments, conflict and/or violence. To access our programme you must be male, 18 or over and living in Rochdale. Your partner/ex-partner is offered support from our specialist Support Worker whilst you are completing the programme. You can self-refer or another agency may refer you. 
  • what they offer: Group work
  • Support offered via:  Face to Face

The Children’s Society

  • Name of service: Resolve
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
  • Contact number: 0161 633 5991
  • Contact email: [email protected]
  • Website: https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/
  • Who they support: children (16 and under)
  • What forms of abuse they support with: Domestic Abuse & Violence, 
  • Description of service: Resolve is an emotional health and wellbeing service run by The Children’s Society that works with children between the ages of five and eighteen who have witnessed or been subjected to domestic abuse in Manchester and Rochdale.
    Resolve practitioners provide up to 8 sessions of one to one therapeutic support for children who are impacted, helping them to develop an “Invisible Toolkit” which increases their resilience and empowers them, even after the work has ended. Sessions can include DVA awareness, safety planning, emotional literacy, healthy relationships and mindfulness. They can take place face to face or digitally.
  • what they offer: Counselling, therapeutic support usually taking place in school
  • Support offered via:  Telephone, face to face, Video calls, Microsoft Teams

Independent Choices Greater Manchester

  • Name of service: Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpline
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am-4pm
  • Contact number: 0161 636 7525
  • Contact email: [email protected]
  • Website: www.domesticabusehelpline.co.uk
  • Who they support: Men, Women, BAMER, LGBT & No Recourse to Public Funds
  • What forms of abuse they support with: Domestic Abuse & Violence, Sexual Abuse & Violence, So called ‘Honour Based Violence’, Forced Marriage, Female Genital Mutilation, Stalking
  • Description of service: A confidential helpline for anyone supporting or is experiencing domestic abuse, we provide emotional and practical support including all options available and safety planning. We have access to all the refuges in the UK. We provide this service in Urdu & Punjabi and for other languages we use interpreters.
  • what they offer: Advocacy & Advice
  • Support offered via:  Telephone & Email

Greater Manchester Rape Crisis

  • Name of service: Greater Manchester Rape Crisis    
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm. Wedensday and Thursday evenings 6pm to 9pm
  • Contact number: 0161 273 4500
  • Contact email: [email protected]
  • Website: https://www.manchesterrapecrisis.co.uk/        
  • Who they support: Women
  • What forms of abuse support with: Sexual Abuse & Violence
  • Description of service: GMRC provides information and support to women who have experienced rape or sexual abuse whether as a child or an adult, no matter how long ago it happened and whether or not it has been reported to the police.
  • What they offer: Helpline, counselling and ISVA services Group work, ISVA service, Helpline, specialist South Asian Women’s service
  • Support offered via:  Face to Face, Telephone, email and video counselling

LGBT Foundation

  • Name of service: LGBT Domestic Abuse Service
  • Opening hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
  • Contact number: 03453 303 030
  • Contact email: [email protected]
  • Website: https://lgbt.foundation/domesticabuse            
  • Who they support: LGBT
  • What forms of abuse support with: Domestic Abuse & Violence
  • Description of service: Our domestic abuse service offers support to individuals who are currently at risk of, or have previously experienced domestic abuse whether this is from a partner, ex-partner, or family member. This service provides practical help and advice, and emotional support for those who have been, or currently are experiencing domestic abuse. Our 1:1 casework support can help with areas like safety planning, power and control, healthy relationships, boundaries, consent, health and wellbeing, and assertive communication. Practical Housing Advice- For those who are at risk of homelessness, or who are currently homeless due to domestic abuse, we can offer practical housing advice. This would include 1:1 sessions with a domestic abuse caseworker where you will be offered advice and guidance around benefits, housing options, safety and budgeting to ensure long term security.
  • what they offer: Advice
  • Support offered via:  Telephone

Vesta – Specialist Family Support CIC

  • Name of service: Specialist support for Polish parents in Greater Manchester
  • Opening hours: 9.30 – 15.00
  • Contact number: 07545 075093
  • Contact email: [email protected]
  • Website: www.vestasfs.org        
  • Who they support: Polish adults, men and women
  • What forms of abuse they support with: Domestic Abuse & Violence
  • Description of service:   Vesta – Specialist Family Support CIC runs a new project for Polish parents from Greater Manchester who require support from Children Services due to domestic violence or parenting difficulties. Parents will receive emotional support, advice and advocacy in accessing services and co-operating with them to improve the situation for their families.  The service will be provided over the phone and the internet by experienced Polish-speaking domestic abuse and parenting practitioners.  The aim of the project is to improve the well-being of the parents, their knowledge about the British social care system and effective engagement with the support offered by statutory and voluntary agencies.
  • what they offer: Advocacy
  • Support offered via:  Telephone

Olive Pathway

  • Name of service: Domestic Violence & Gender Based Violence (GBV) Specialist Service
  • Opening hours: 9-4pm
  • Contact number: 07958 659203  
  • Contact email: [email protected]
  • Website: www.olivepathway.org.uk       
  • Who they support: Women
  • What forms of abuse they support with:  Domestic Abuse & Violence
  • Description of service: Olive Pathway provides specialist support services to BME women victims and survivors of Domestic Violence and Gender Based Violence (GBV) within Greater Manchester. 
  • what they offer: Outreach
  • Support offered via:  Face to Face     

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