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Bridges is the domestic abuse service within Tameside which provides an outreach service for all, and refuge provision for women and their children at risk.

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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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

Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub Tel: Office hours: 0161 342 4101
Out of hours and weekend: 0161 342 4222
Click here  to view the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub website 
Independent Choices Domestic Abuse Helpline
Tel: 0161 636 7525 (10am – 4pm)
Greater Manchester Police Click here to view the Greater Manchester Police website Link to External Website

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

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*