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Wigan  DIAS

Drop In Mon-Thu 10am -1pm . Offers emotional support, and 1:1 support. Child care at drop in. Outreach available for weekend and evenings.
01942 495 230 Mon-Fri 9.30-5.30

Women’s Housing Action Group

The service is open to both MEN and WOMEN aged 16 & over living in the borough of Wigan to access short term support on a one to one bases. Who are experiencing Domestic Abuse and want to leave the relationship/have experienced Domestic Abuse and want tenancy related support.
We work in the community delivering the Gateway Programme, The Recovery Tool Kit,  Holding Drop–ins and delivering other group work on areas such as budgeting and effects of Domestic Abuse on the child.
01942 832 360

Freedom Programme Charitable Trust

Men’s, women’s and children’s Freedom Programme, support at court, perpetrator programmes.
01942 262 270

Housing Options (homeless section)

01942 487 717

Out of hours housing & social services

01942 828 777

Police Domestic Violence Unit

Wigan DVO Child protection vulnerable adults
0161 856 7957
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