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ADVICE FOR THE PUBLIC

 

Domestic Violence:

Do you feel afraid of your partner much of the time and feel unable to do anything right?  Have you experienced physical, sexual, financial, and/or emotional abuse from your partner? 
 
1 in 4 women, and 1 in 6 men will experience some form of domestic abuse in their lifetime. Although substance misuse does not cause domestic abuse, there is a clear link between the two.  Help in this area ranges from getting advice and support, to finding somewhere safe to stay. The following agencies are there to support you to help you make your own decisions.

 

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T:  01753 475111

For further support and advice, including the Berkshire East Domestic Abuse Practitioners Guide and details of local training events.


- National Domestic Violence Helpline

T:  0808 2000 247

A free and confidential helpline run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge.


- Berkshire East & Sough Bucks Women's Aid - Slough

T:  01753 549865 or 0800 085 2654

Offering 24 hour support for men and women suffering domestic abuse through outreach or advocacy support.  Also providing refuge accommodation.  
 

- Slough Domestic Abuse Unit & The Sanctuary Scheme

T:  01753 506310

Providing support following a report to local police.  Risk assessment and management of all cases reported to police, including possible referrals to other agencies including the Sanctuary Scheme (additional locks on doors/windows, window grilles etc).  Remember to call 999 in an emergency. 


- Kinara Asian Women's Service / SAWIN (Slough Asian Women's Information Network)

T:  0800 923 2852

Providing refuge accommodation in a culturally sensitive atmosphere to Asian women who are victims of domestic abuse.  Providing advice and information about housing, benefits and any issues around domestic abuse.  


- TAWCS (The Asian Women's Counselling Service)

T:  020 8570 6568

Counselling for you as an Asian woman experiencing problems within the family, at work, or in relationships, or around sexual/physical abuse. Individual counselling and a self help support group are available to you and you can receive counselling in Asian languages. 


- Victim Support Berkshire

T:  0845 38 99 528

W: http://www.victimsupport.org.uk/

An independent charity which can support you through the effects of crime by providing free and confidential support.

 

- Men's Advice Line

T:  0808 801 0327        

W: http://www.mensadviceline.org.uk/mens_advice.php

Providing support to men suffering domestic abuse.


- Forced Marriage Unit (Home Office)

T:  0207 008 0151

W: https://www.gov.uk/forced-marriage

If you fear you may be forced into a marriage overseas, or know someone else who may be, contact the Forced Marriage Unit.  All telephone calls are dealt with on a totally confidential basis by skilled caseworkers, fully aware of the cultural, social and emotional issues surrounding this abuse.

 

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Sex Working and prostitution:

If you are sex working, are involved with the police and are having difficulty keeping track of your appointments with drug services / criminal justice agencies, you can receive support from our outreach workers, go to our services page.

If you are currently sex working / are a prostitute, or are at risk of becoming involved in this work (especially if you are doing this to support your drug/alcohol habit), you can contact:

- Network of Sex Work Projects

T: 0161 629 9861

W: http://www.uknswp.org

 

Other Useful Contacts:


- Broken Rainbow

T:  0300 999 5428

W: http://www.brokenrainbow.org.uk/  

Support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people experiencing domestic abuse.

 

- Relate

T:  0300 100 1234

W: http://www.relate.org.uk/home/index.html

Offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support. 

 

- Samaritans

T:  08457 90 90 90

W: http://www.samaritans.org/

Confidential listening and befriending on any problem by trained volunteers.

 

- Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

T:  08444 111 444

W: http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) Slough CAB provides free, confidential, impartial and  independent information and advice on a wide range of subjects, including legal, financial and other matters.

 

- An-Nisa Slough Muslim Women's Group

T:  01753 526575

W: http://www.annisa-slough.org.uk/index.htm  

To provide a central focus point for Muslim women and their children in the Slough area.