Domestic abuse can take many forms such as:
If you are experiencing domestic violence, it does not always mean you have to move out of your home.
You may wish to find a safe place to stay temporarily and return home later with security measures in place. You may wish to remain in your home and seek legal assistance to keep an abusive partner away. Or, you may not feel ready to end an abusive relationship but want support and advice to plan to do this in the future.
There are a number of local support services in Preston that can help you towards a safer future.
PDVS supports adults (men and women), children and young people experiencing (or having experienced) domestic and/or sexual violence.
You can report a domestic violence problem through the following ways:
Call - Domestic Violence Helpline on 01772 201601 (for immediate assistant call the police on 999)
Please note: support will be provided according to individual needs and offered in a range of languages if required.
If you are no longer able to stay in your relationship and need to move out of your home, see Finding a home for advice on renting affordable accommodation privately or through a housing association.
If you need to move out of your home and are at risk of becoming homeless for financial or personal reasons, we may be able to help you find a home through our Homelessness advice and assistance.