Domestic abuse

  • The Silent Solution

    The Silent Solution system is a system for victims of domestic abuse who might be afraid of further danger and escalation of harm if they are overheard when calling 999 in an emergency.

    When somebody calls 999, an operator will ask which emergency service is required.

    If the caller is unable to audibly signal to the operator, the call will be forwarded to an operating system.

    If 55 is then pressed by the caller, the system will detect this.

    The operator will then transfer the call to the relevant police force as an emergency.

  • Helplines

    If your concern is about immediate risk call 999

    Domestic Abuse Helpline
    0161 636 7525

    Manchester Womens Aid
    0161 660 7999

    LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline
    0300 999 5428

    Saheli Asian Womens Project
    0161 945 4187

    Community Helpline Language Service(Urdu and Punjabi)
    0161 636 7525

    Greater Manchester End The Fear

    Manchester Social Care (for adults and children)
    0161 234 5001

    Help for perpetrators: If you feel you may be about to hurt someone visit or call 0808 802 4040.

  • National Domestic Violence Helpline

    If you want to access support over the phone, you can call the National Domestic Violence Helpline.

    0808 2000 247

  • Women’s Aid

    A grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services and build a future where domestic violence is not tolerated.
    Connect to a support worker with their instant messaging service
    Send an email to one of our support workers.


  • Domestic Abuse Aware Practice

    We are an IRIS (Identification and Referral to Improve Safety) practice which means you can talk to our doctors, nurses and other staff working here, if you are being hurt or controlled by your current or ex-partner or are afraid of someone at home or a member of your family.

    Read more about how being an IRIS practice can help you.

  • Men’s Advice Line

    Men’s Advice Line is a team of friendly Advisors who will listen and believe the person, offer non-judgmental support, practical advice and information.
    Their focus is to increase the safety of men experiencing domestic abuse (and the safety of any children).


  • SafeLives

    SafeLives, the UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for everyone and for good.


  • Galop, the LGBT+ anti-violence charity

    Advice and support to people who have experienced biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse.

    0800 999 5428



  • Karma Nirvana

    Karma Nirvana is an award-winning British human rights charity supporting victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage.


  • Greater Manchester End The Fear

    Anybody who is experiencing domestic or sexual violence can find help, support and advice here.


  • Young Women’s Trust

    Young Women’s Trust is a free service that offers support for women aged 18 – 30.