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Dealing with domestic abuse - domestic abuse is a serious problem and can affect people from all areas of the Community

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1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will be victims of Domestic Abuse. It can be:

Mental - Emotional - Sexual - Financial control - Bullying - Isolation -

Harassment - Forced marriage - Honour based violence.


Basildon Domestic Abuse Panel - Do not suffer in silence Basildon Council have a partnership with Victim Support help for victims in Essex who can be contacted for advice and assistance on 0845 456 5995.

The Basildon Women's Refuge can also be contacted on 01268 581591 for additional help and information.

Alternatively, you can contact members of Basildon Council's Homelessness Team on 01268-294038. Members of this team have a great deal of experience in dealing with Domestic Violence and will deal with all calls in total confidence.

The following information and guidance is in line with recommendations made by The Basildon Women's Refuge and Essex Police.

Specialist Help 

Basildon Women's Refuge - 24 hr emergency - 01268 581591

Basildon Women's Refuge - Helpline - 01268 729707

Braintree Women's Aid - 01376 321720

Chelmsford Women's Aid - 01245 493114

Havering Women's Aid - 01708 728759

Southend Domestic Abuse Services - 01702 291266

Thurrock Women's Aid - 01375 845899

All of the above Women's Aid Centres offer temporary accommodation, housing and legal advice, counselling, play work with children and 24 hour call service.

The Dove Project - 01702 302333

Basildon Police Domestic Violence Unit - 01268 244092

Women's Aid National Domestic Violence. - 0808 2000 247


Non Specialist Help

Housing Advice

Basildon Council Homelessness Dept 01268 294073

Social Services - Basildon 0845 603 7630

       
General Counselling Service

Relate 01268 286888

       
Support Groups           

Victim Support 01268 273703

               
Helplines

Broken Rainbow -For lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people experiencing domestic violence - 0300 999 5428

MANKIND - Support for male victims  01822 334244

South Essex Rape and Incest Crisis Centre (SERICC) 01375 380609

NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 500

The Samaritans 0845 790 9090


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