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Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse can happen to men and women. It is controlling, coercive, threatening, violent or abusive behaviour from a family member, partner or ex-partner, over the age of 16. Domestic violence and abuse can be psychological, physical, sexual, financial, emotional and can include, harassment, stalking, female genital mutilation, trafficking, forced marriage and honour-based abuse.

If you are a victim of domestic violence and abuse, remember you are not alone.

If you are in immediate danger call 999 for help or if you want support and guidance, see the list of organisations that can help you, below.

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The National Domestic Violence Helpline is a free, confidential helpline run by Women’s Aid and Refuge for anyone experiencing domestic abuse and it is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

Call: 0808 2000 247


The OASIS Centre is a non-gendered specific service based in Pontypridd that is available to provide you with support, advice, advocacy and safety, surrounding domestic abuse. Contact them using the details below:


Call: 01443 494190

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Cwm Taf Morgannwg Safeguarding Board provides information and support surrounding domestic abuse and where to get local help in RCT, Merthyr and Bridgend.

Women’s Aid in RCT provides help and support for domestic abuse and violence for male and female victims based in RCT.

Call: 01443 400791

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Safer Merthyr Tydfil provide support to people of all ages, helping with prevention of domestic abuse, reduction of harm and improvement of life chances.

Call: 01685 353999

The Live Fear Free helpline is available 24 hours a day – call free on 0808 8010 800 any time, if you can do it safely.
You can also text 0786 007 7333, email or webchat –

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Respect is the UK membership organisation for work with domestic violence perpetrators, male victims of domestic violence and young people’s violence in close relationships.

Helpline for people concerned about their behaviour – 0808 802 4040
Helpline for men experiencing domestic abuse – 0808 801 0327

Women’s Aid provides a range of information and support on domestic abuse, including support for  people experiencing domestic abuse and people who are concerned that others may be. The  organisation has sister federations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The details of their website and 24/7 helpline in Wales are as follows:

Call: 0808 80 10 800

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Galop are an LGBT+ anti-violence charity who support all LGBT+ people who’ve experienced hate crime, domestic abuse or sexual violence.

Call the National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 999 5428 (Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and Wednesday-Thursday 10am-8pm)



ManKind are there to help men who are victims of domestic abuse and violence, with information and support.

Call: 01823 334244 (weekdays 10am to 4pm)

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The Salvation Army are helping victims of modern slavery out of danger and and supporting them with building a new life.

Call the 24/7 referral helpline: 0800 808 3733

New Pathways provide help for men, women and children of all ages across RCT, who have experienced the trauma of rape or sexual violence.

Call: 01685 379 310 

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Rise Cardiff offers help and support for domestic abuse and violence victims

Call the 24/7 crisis helpline: 02920 460 566



Bawso is the lead organisation in Wales providing practical and emotional support to black minority ethnic (BME) and migrant victims of domestic abuse, sexual violence, human trafficking, Female Genital Mutilation and forced marriage.

Call 24/7 helpline: 0800 731 8147

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Stonewall Cymru provides advice and support on a range of issues to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender victims and survivors of domestic abuse in Wales.

Call Stonewall’s Information Service FREEPHONE: 0800 0502020 (9:30 – 4:30 Monday to Friday).

The Modern Slavery Helpline and Resource Centre provides victims, the public, statutory agencies and businesses access to info and support on a 24/7 basis.

Call: 08000 121 700

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Karma Nirvana is a British human rights charity supporting victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage.

Call 0800 2999 247 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)


The Salvation Army offer safety and on-going support to women and their children as well as single females who have experienced domestic abuse.

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We have signed the ‘Make a Stand’ pledge, joining housing organisations across the UK to help tackle domestic violence.

The Make a Stand pledge has been developed by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) in partnership with the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) and Women’s Aid.

“By signing up to the Make a Stand campaign, we are showing that we will do what we can to tackle domestic violence for our customers and our staff.”