Who are Stockport Without Abuse? We are a local charity who offer a range of services to help and support women, men and children who are affected by domestic abuse. Everyone has the right to live their life free from fear, violence and abuse. Sometimes it is difficult to know what is happening and you can feel confused and unsure about whether you are in an abusive relationship and the options available to you. You may feel frightened, humiliated and isolated.
Domestic abuse is about how people use their power to control someone in a relationship – it can involve physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse as well as forced marriage and ‘honour-based’ violence. It is rarely a one-off incident and tends to get worse over time. If you think you are experiencing or have recently experienced abuse from your partner, ex-partner or a close family member or if you are being forced into marriage, we can help you.
The Women's Aid directory contains details of local, regional and national services specialising in violence against women and girls including domestic abuse, sexual violence, forced marriage and stalking/harrassment. The directory is provided by Routes To Support, which has provided detailed information about services since 2003. This means it is constantly updated by the services listed and contains a comprehensive listing of services throughout the UK.
Most of our face-to-face services are now back to normal, however we are still completing a needs and risk assessments and each situation is treated individually so that we can continue to keep clients needing our support safe, and continue to deliver our services. Advice and help is still available and we can offer alternative ways to support people in need if we cannot see you face-to-face.
Please contact us on 0161 477 4294. If we cannot take your call or it is not safe for you to talk, leave your name and number. A member of the team will get back to you. Lines are staffed Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am - 4:30pm. There is an answerphone outside of these hours. If we are unable to answer your call, or you need support outside of these hours, you should contact the National Domestic Abuse Helpline on: 0808 2000 247 or the Greater Manchester helpline on: 0800 254 0909.
In case of an emergency please dial 999. If it is if it’s too dangerous to speak press ’55’ when connected and the operator will know you need help.
You can report a non-emergency incident to the police:
• By calling 101, or
• Online at: Click here
If you are looking for Refuge accommodation you can telephone our main office on:
0161 477 4294
Lines are staffed Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am - 4:30pm there is an answerphone outside of these hours.
If we are unable to answer your call, or you need support outside of these hours, you should contact the national domestic abuse helpline on: 0808 2000 247
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org