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Support contacts

If you would like any advice or support regarding any of the issues covered in this survey, contact information for a range of organisations that may be of help are provided below.

IPlease note that not all of these numbers are freephone, and some may cost more to call on some landlines and mobile phones. If you are unable to contact these organisations via telephone, you can contact some of these services in other ways, like chatting to someone online or via emailing

If you are in immediate danger, call 999 or visit your local Accident and Emergency (A&E) department. For non-urgent calls where you still want to speak to the police, please call 101.

Childline

Free, 24-hour support for children and young people in the UK

Helpline:        0800 1111 (Free, 24 hours daily)

Website:       www.childline.org.uk

Online chat:  www.childline.org.uk/get-support/1-2-1-counsellor-chat

Galop

Supports lesbian, gay bisexual and trans people experiencing hate crime, domestic abuse or sexual violence. National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans+ Domestic Abuse Helpline.

Helpline:        0800 999 5428

Website:       www.galop.org.uk

Karma Nirvana

Supports anyone experiencing honour-based abuse or at risk of a forced marriage.

Helpline:         0800 5999 247

Website:         https://karmanirvana.org.uk/

Mankind

Confidential help and advice for male victims of domestic abuse.

Helpline:        01823 334244

Website:        https://www.mankind.org.uk

National Domestic Abuse Helpline (Refuge)

Provides 24-hour domestic abuse helpline, refuge services and services in the community.

Helpline:        0808 2000 247

Website:        https://www.refuge.org.uk

Rape Crisis (England and Wales)

Helpline and online chat support for victims and survivors of sexual violence

Helpline:        0808 802 9999

Website:        https://rapecrisis.org.uk

Respect Men’s Adviceline

Support for male victims of domestic abuse

Helpline:       0808 801 0327

Website:       https://mensadviceline.org.uk

Samaritans

Free, 24/7 confidential support to talk through any concerns, worries and troubles you may have about yourself or somebody else

Helpline:       116 123 (Freephone, 24 hours)

Email:           jo@samaritans.org

Website:       www.samaritans.org

Shelter

Free information, support and advice to people facing homelessness or experiencing housing issues

Helpline:           0808 800 4444

Website:           http://www.shelter.org.uk

Southall Black Sisters

An advice, advocacy and resource centre in West London which provides a comprehensive service to women experiencing violence and abuse and other forms of inequality.

Helpline:           0208 571 9595

Website:           https://southallblacksisters.org.uk

Stay Safe East

Advocacy and support services for disabled people from diverse communities in London who are victims/survivors of domestic or sexual violence, hate crime, harassment and other forms of abuse.

Helpline:           0208 519 7241

Stay Safe East asks callers not to leave answerphone messages on this number.

Website:           http://staysafe-east.org.uk/

Victim Support

Free and confidential advice to help anyone affected by crime, including those who experience it directly, but also their friends, family and anyone else involved. The organisation provides information and advice as well as emotional and practical help.

Helpline:       0808 1689 111 (24 hours)

Website:       www.victimsupport.org.uk

Women’s Aid

Grassroots support on domestic abuse.  Chat and email support, and information about local services.

Email:           helpline@womensaid.org.uk

Website:       https://www.womensaid.org.uk/

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