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Domestic Abuse

Getting Help In Tameside

Staying safe during COVID-19 - A guide for victims and survivors of domestic abuse


In an emergency - you should always contact Telephone Number 999

If you are in danger and unable to talk on the phone, call 999 and then press 55 - this will transfer your call to the relevant police force, who will assist you without you having to speak. For more information, please click here 
GMP Website

The Police take domestic violence seriously and will respond to all incidents


Click here Link to External Website to view help for all.

Bridges Services Information

24 Hour Help Telephone Number0800 328 0967

Advice, Support and Emergency refuge placements for all genders.

Help and advice  Telephone Number 0800 328 0967

The Bridges Service are there to help with all levels of abuse. 
Please call us to talk confidentially about how we can help you. 

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Accept that you are not to blame.

Domestic abuse is the physical, emotional, sexual or financial abuse of someone you have a close relationship with. This may or may not be your partner.

Get the help and support you need to leave the person who is abusing you- you do not have to deal with this on your own. 

Domestic abuse is recognised as a reason for priority housing and in the short term, you and your children could stay:

  • With friends or relatives if it is safe to do so
  • In a refuge

Planning to leave

If you have the time - get your things ready
  • Mobile Phone & Charger
  • Change of clothes, underwear and nightwear for you and your children
  • Toiletries/medicines
  • A favourite toy for each child
  • Small personal valuables and keepsakes
  • Money for buses or taxis

Documents such as:

  • Benefit books
  • Bank books/Cards
  • Rent books/mortgage details
  • Account Details/Passwords
  • Passports
  • Birth/Marriage certificates
  • Proof of Identity / Citizenship
  • Driving licence

Useful contacts

Female Victims
Women's Aid National Domestic Violence Helpline Link to External Website
0808 2000 247

Male Victims
The Men's Aid National Domestic Violence Helpline Link to External Website
0808 801 0327

For Children and Young People 
The Hide Out

Childline Link to External Website Link to External Website
0800 1111

Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub

Tel: Office hours: 0161 342 4101
Out of hours and weekend: 0161 342 4222
Click here Link to External Website to view the website.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Victims

Galop Helpline - 0300 999 5428 or 0800 9995428

IDVA Support:
Tel: 0161 660 7999 (Mon - Fri 9:30am – 4:30pm)

Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline
Tel: 0800 2000 247

LGBT Foundation
10am until 10pm Mon-Fri (except bank holidays/religious festivals).
Tel: 0345 3 30 30 30

National Sexual Violence Helpline

Freephone - 0808 802 9999*

Independent Choices

Domestic Abuse Helpline
Tel: 0161 636 7525 (10am – 4pm)

Greater Manchester Police

Click here Link to External Website to view the Greater Manchester Police website.

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