Dealing with domestic abuse - contact numbers for information and advice
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.
For support and advice you can call:
Basildon Women's Aid - Basildon Women's Refuge
PO Box 51
Essex SS14 0ND
24 Hour Emergency Line - 01268 581591
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Temporary accommodation, housing and legal advice, counselling, play work with children. 24 hour on call service.
Basildon Women's Aid - Parklands II Women's Centre
Parklands II Women's Centre
Telephone: 01268 729707
Contact our Parklands women's Centre for support and information for female victims of abusive relationships - by telephone appointment only.
Southend Domestic Abuse Services
Southend Domestic Abuse Services 01702 291266
SHE (Safe Haven East)
Tel - 01702 300006
Co-ordinates refuge bed space in Essex region, based in Westcliff-on-Sea
The Dove Project
4 West Road
Essex SS0 9DAPhone:
- 01702 302333
- 24 hour crisis line 01702 300006.
Drop in centre for women suffering domestic violence. Services include daily drop in, coffee mornings, one to one counselling sessions, group work and outreach service.
Basildon Police Domestic Violence Unit
Basildon Police Station
Essex SS14 1EJ
Direct Line - 01268 244092
Switchboard - 01268 532212
Support for victims who are having partners prosecuted. Can include offering general advice on powers of arrest and can accompany victims to court.
Where appropriate the Domestic Violence Liaison Officer will put victims in touch with other partnership agencies.
Southend - 01702 431212
Rayleigh Direct Line - 0300 333444
Thurrock - 01375 391212
Brentwood - 01279 641212
Homeless Department Services
Basildon Housing Advice - 01268 294342
Basildon Homelessness service
During office hours - 01268 294073
Emergency (out of hours) - 01268 286622
During office hours - 01268 758357
Emergency (out of hours) - 01268 758357
Thurrock - 01375 652820
Chelmsford - 01245 606006
Temporary accommodation and housing advice for people who are threatened with homelessness or who wish to leave their home.
Essex County Council Social Services
Basildon - 0845 603 7630
Castlepoint - 0845 603 7630
Chelmsford - 0845 603 7630
Brentwood - 0845 603 7630
Emergency Helpline (out of hours) - 0845 603 7627 / 0845 606 1212
Social Services provide help and advice for families under stress, when there are concerns regarding child abuse. They can also give support for children with disabilities.
If the family does not have an allocated social worker, contact the Social Services office and ask to be connected to the 'Screening Team', who will then refer to the appropriate department.
National helpline number - 0845 3030900
Gives emotional support and practical help to victims of crime (including domestic violence).
Also advice on criminal compensation and help in attending court.
Helpline - Mon to Fri 10am - 1pm and 2pm to 5pm - 0808 801 0327
Support for male victims of domestic violence, includes a telephone counselling helpline for men and their children.
National helpline number - 0300 999 5428
For lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people experiencing domestic violence
National helpline number - 01822 334244
Support for male victims
National - 0845 790 9090
Basildon - 01268 412000
Chelmsford - 01245 357357
Southend - 01702 611911
Organisation providing a listening and support service for people in crisis by offering a telephone befriending or face to face befriending service
Tel - 01375 380609
Offers One to One or Telephone support. Plus counselling for women and girls (over 13) who have been or are suffering sexual violence.
Tel - 0808 8005000
For information and advice regarding concerns relating to child protection issues (children at risk of being abused). Will carry out assessments.