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About Us

Stockport Without Abuse is a local charity which offers 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.

You need to know that:

  • You are not alone  
  • It is not your fault
  • You don’t have to accept it
  • You can get support whether you have children or not
  • You can get support whether you want to leave the situation or not
  • There is support available we can help you

The discussions you have with us will be kept confidential unless we think that you or someone else is in grave danger.  If this is the case we will explain our reasons for sharing information and keep you informed at all times. We will sometimes suggest other people or agencies that may be able to help you and seek permission from you to share some details with them.

Our Mission

Stockport Without Abuse believes that everyone has a right to live in safety and to have a future without fear.

Our Aims

  • Prevention of domestic abuse through education& awareness raising
  • Protection and support to individuals and families affected by domestic abuse
  • Empowerment to victims to increase resilience & regain lifelong independence

Our History

Stockport Without Abuse has been around for over thirty years. In the sixties and seventies there was a huge drive by the women’s liberation movement to recognise and combat the issue of domestic violence and abuse, which was largely ignored by the police and courts, and accepted by society with the attitude ‘it’s only a domestic’.

Heaton Moor Women’s Group tried to find out what service provision was available in Stockport to help women and protect them from violence. This group formalised itself in 1975 to become Stockport Women’s Aid and opened the first refuge for women and children in Stockport.

Over the years, we have grown considerably and developed a whole range of services. Attitude to domestic abuse has changed considerably and we now work in close and strong partnership with our statutory, private and voluntary sector partners to keep victims safe and challenge public awareness of domestic abuse. 

In 2011, we changed our name to Stockport Without Abuse to reflect the support we offer to male victims and children as well as women.

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

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