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Domestic Abuse

Covid 19 – support continues

The Covid pandemic was an especially difficult time for those who were experiencing domestic abuse.  As we move towards the lifting of Covid restrictions and out of the pandemic phase, we continue to provide domestic abuse support for those in need of help. 

Domestic abuse can take lots of different forms and affects many people. Domestic abuse is any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between people who have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender.  Abuse can be physical, emotional, psychological, financial, sexual, or a combination of these. anyone forced to do things against their wishes or to alter their behaviour because they are frightened of someone's reaction is being abused.  No one should have to suffer domestic abuse. if you are affected or you know someone who is, then there is help available.

Report Abuse
If you are in immediate danger phone 999, or get someone else to phone, and state whether you need the police, ambulance or fire service. Move to a safe place, avoiding kitchens or stairs, and stay near a door for a quick escape. If in doubt, get out. 

Silent Solution -If talking could put you in more danger you can dial '55' when given the option.

If the situation is not an emergency, but you still need the police, call 101.

If you need general advice, information or support:

  • Get information resources, and a searchable directory of services for people experiencing domestic abuse, and for professionals at, Manchester’s multi-agency Domestic Abuse website
  • Male victims of abuse can get help and advice from on 0808 801 0327
  • LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities
  • Phone the National Domestic Violence Helpline 24 hours a day on 0808 2000 247
  • If you are concerned about someone's behaviour or would like more information on healthy relationships visit   and
  • If you live in the Wythenshawe area women can now access support and services through or 07873889637
  • A list of support services across Manchester is available here