Housing options

Help is available to assist you in stopping the abuse and either remaining in your home or leaving home and then returning once the abuser has been removed. Your rights will vary according to your situation and you may need to seek specialist advice. You can get advice from:

your local Housing Office, if you are a council tenant
your Housing Officer, if you are a tenant of a Housing Association
the Domestic Abuse helplines (telephone numbers on this page)
Citizens Advice Bureau, Homeless Families services and Law Centres

There are quick legal remedies that can be used to get the abuser to stop the harassment or to leave the home. For information about legal remedies, visit the BBC website at www.bbc.co.uk/relationships/domestic_violence or the Rights of Women website at www.row.org.uk – The Legal Help section on this website also has more information.

Independent Choices

Independent Choices Independent Choices provides the Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpline. For  information or advice on domestic abuse issues, across Greater Manchester, no question too small. Please call 0161 636 7525  for help, advice, support, to find out more about your options and rights. Approach us now, don’t let a situation get worse. Web www.wdachoices.org.uk Email [email protected] Continue reading

National Domestic Violence Helpline

The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline is run in partnership by Womens Aid and Refuge. The Helpline provides support, information and a listening ear to women experiencing (or who have experienced) domestic abuse and to those seeking help on a womans behalf. Helpline staff will discuss the available options and, if appropriate, refer callers on to refuges and… Continue reading

Albert Kennedy Trust

Offers a range of support services including mentoring for LGBT young people up to the age of 25, supported lodgings in the homes of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender carers for young people aged 16-21 who are homeless or living in a hostile environment. Hours Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm Contact Details 4th Floor, Princess House 105-107 Princess Street… Continue reading


Shelter provides a free national telephone advice line staffed by trained housing advisers. We have helped thousands of people, from finding them a place to sleep to suggesting how to handle mortgage arrears. Our lines are open seven days a week from 8am to midnight. Calls are recorded for training purposes.Our advisers can: give immediate, practical assistance; tell you your… Continue reading