Dealing with domestic abuse - domestic abuse is a serious problem and can affect people from all areas of the Community
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 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 District 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.
- Guidance for people in violent relationships
- How can I help a friend or colleague?
- Contact numbers for information and advice
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
Basildon Council Homelessness Dept 01268 294073
Social Services - Basildon 0845 603 7630
General Counselling Service
Relate 01268 286888
Victim Support 01268 273703
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 01375 380609
NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 500
The Samaritans 0845 790 9090