Wigan

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web: www.wigan.gov.uk


Wigan Borough Domestic Abuse Service

  • Name of service: Wigan Borough Domestic Abuse Service
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday between 7am & 7pm
  • Contact number: 01942 311 365
  • Contact email: [email protected]       
  • Website: www.diasdvc.org      
  • Who they support: Men, Women, BAMER, LGBT & No Recourse to Public Funds
  • What forms of abuse they support with: Domestic Abuse & Violence
  • Description of service:  Wigan Brough Domestic Abuse Service is available to anyone affected by domestic abuse. Advice & support can be accessed via our helpline or community drop in sessions. We also offer counselling, group support sessions and healthy relationship sessions in schools. No referral or appointment is needed to access our support services.
  • what they offer: Outreach, Counselling, Group work, Drop-ins & Advice
  • Support offered via:  Telephone, Videophone and Face to Face 

Independent Choices Greater Manchester

  • Name of service: Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpline
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am-4pm
  • Contact number: 0800 254 0909
  • 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

TRC Sexual Abuse & Rape Support Greater Manchester

  • Name of service: Helpline & face-to-face counselling
  • Opening hours: Helpline Tuesday & Thursday 6 -9pm Sunday 3 – 6pm
  • Contact number: 0161 647 7559
  • Contact email: [email protected]
  • Website: https: //traffordrapecrisis.com/  
  • Who they support: Women, BAMER, LGBT
  • What forms of abuse support with: Sexual Abuse & Violence
  • Description of service: Face-to face counselling service for women age over 18 who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their life.
  • What they offer: Helpline, counselling 
  • Support offered via:  Face to Face, Telephone, email 

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

ReMade Wigan CIC

  • Name of service: ReMade Wigan
  • Opening hours: Wednesday and Thursdays 10-4
  • Contact number: 07907122971
  • Contact email: [email protected]  
  • Website: www.remadewigan.co.uk     
  • Who they support: Women
  • What forms of abuse they support with: Any trauma or violence against women
  • Description of service:  We’re a women’s workshop offering support by means of painting furniture, making homewares, sharing creative skills and being part of a friendly women’s community. We take a strengths based approach – all women have unique skills, strengths and perspectives and have so much to give. The idea of ReMade is that within a woman only space you can find a voice, connect with others, and feel better. No previous upcycling experience is needed!
  • what they offer: Group work, creative activities
  • Support offered via:  Face to Face

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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