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Trafford Domestic Abuse Directory June 2013

Trafford Domestic Abuse Services (Formerly Trafford Women’s Aid)

We offer this service: by phone or through an individual meeting with a client in our office. We can help clients gain an understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse and information about rights to housing, benefits, civil and criminal law. We also provide details of other services that could help.
Information, advice and support Line 0845 241 1117 (choose option1)
Mon-Fri 10.00am – 4.00pm.  www.traffordwomensaid.org.uk

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Altrincham Counselling and Family Centre  0161 941 7754- are facilitating a weekly group, to support and empower survivors of domestic violence.  Trafford DA group poster

Trafford Housing Trust (homeless section) – 0161 912 2230
Out of hours – Social Services & Housing – after 4.30pm
0161 912 2020/0161 794 8888

Trafford RAPE CRISIS

Free support for women run by women, on incidents of rape, sexual abuse or unwanted sex.  0800 783-4608
Tue – 6pm-8pm, Thu- 6pm-9pm, Sun- 3pm-6pm

Black & Asians women’s service   0800 434 6484

Email: [email protected], www.traffordrapecrisis.com

Trafford Rape Crisis  Saturday look after you sessions

Police Domestic Violence Unit

Trafford DVO Child protection vulnerable adults
0161 856 7574/ 7544
7am-8pm Mon-Fri
7am-5pm Sat-Sun
Email: [email protected]

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

TLC: Talk, Listen, Change

Bridging to Change Domestic Abuse Services at TLC: Talk, Listen, Change,  work with men and women who feel that they may be abusive in their intimate relationship at the same time as offering integrated support services for both partners/ex partners and children. Our Domestic Violence Prevention Programme (DVPP) was fully Respect accredited in 2014 and assist’s those who use violence and abuse in their intimate relationships: to take responsibility for their actions and work towards changing their attitudes and behaviour towards their partners and children. For more information call 0161 8721100 or www.talklistenchange.org.uk/project/domestic-abuse