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Domestic violence and abuse services directory

About the directory

South Tyneside's Community Safety Partnership has produced this directory as a practical resource for professionals who work with adults and children affected by domestic violence and abuse, and for those who have themselves experienced, or are experiencing, domestic abuse.

It provides information about what support is available to those affected by domestic violence and abuse in South Tyneside.

If you have any comments on this directory then please contact community.safety@southtyneside.gov.uk

This directory is also available to download in PDF format South Tyneside Domestic Violence and Abuse Guide and Service Directory493.42Kb

If you know someone who needs this information in a different format, for example large print, Braille or a different language, please call South Tyneside Council's Marketing and Communications team on 0191 424 7385.

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  • Name
    Apna Ghar
    Location
    Apna Ghar
    Description
    Offers a range of advice and support services to minority ethnic women.
  • Name
    Elder Abuse Response Line
    Description
    Elder Abuse Response Line offers a confidential helpline which provides information, advice, and support to victims and others who are concerned about, or have witnessed, abuse, neglect or financial exploitation.
  • Name
    Forced Marriage Unit
    Description
    Provides advice and support to victims of forced marriage as well as to professionals dealing with cases.
  • Name
    Galop
    Description
    Galop provides emotional and practical support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people experiencing domestic abuse.
  • Name
    Halo Project
    Description
    Halo Project supports victims of honour-based violence, forced marriages, and FGM by providing appropriate advice and support to victims, relatives and friends.
  • Name
    Homefinder (Homeless Service)
    Location
    Homefinder
    Description
    This service provides advice and assistance to those who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or are unable to remain in their current home.
  • Name
    Impact Family Services
    Location
    Impact Family Services
    Description
    Impact Family Services provides services for individuals and families who are facing a difficult time due to separation and/or divorce, domestic violence and abuse, and for children and young people affected by family or peer relationships.
  • Name
    Independent Domestic Violence Advisers (IDVA) Service
    Description
    Provides crisis intervention, support, advice and information to high risk victims of domestic abuse (male and female, including those in same sex relationships) whether you are still in a relationship or are separated from your partner.
  • Name
    Men's Aid Charity
    Description
    Provides practical advice and support to men who have been abused.
  • Name
    National Stalking Helpline
    Description
    Provides information and guidance on the law, how to report stalking, gathering evidence, staying safe and reducing the risk.
  • Name
    Polish Domestic Violence Helpline
    Description
    Provides Polish people who are experiencing domestic violence with a confidential contact, which will allow them to talk about their situation in their native language and to obtain information about available help and support.
  • Name
    Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland (RCTN)
    Description
    Provides information, support and counselling to girls and women, aged 13 and over, who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any times in their lives. Other services include email support, helpline, and practical and emotional support.
  • Name
    REACH (Rape, Examination, Advice and Counselling Help)
    Description
    REACH provides a free, confidential counselling, support and advice service for women (aged 16 and over at the time of the assault) who have been subjected to an attack of a sexual nature, along with providing an appropriate environment for the gathering of forensic evidence when this is required.
  • Name
    Relate Northumberland and Tyneside
    Description
    Offers a range of services to help with all relationships, whether young or old, straight or gay, single or in a relationship.
  • Name
    Respect
    Description
    A confidential and anonymous helpline for anyone concerned about their violence and/or abuse towards a partner or ex-partner.
  • Name
    Sanctuary Scheme
    Description
    If the fear of domestic abuse is making you think about moving, the Sanctuary Scheme could make it possible for you to stay living safely in your own home, if the perpetrator no longer lives there.
  • Name
    Young Persons' Violence Advisor Service
    Description
    Helps to provide a safe and supportive response to teenagers aged 13-17 years who are direct victims of relationship abuse and a range of interpersonal violence.

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