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Domestic Abuse Helpline

Independent Choices was founded in 1978 as an organisation run by women, for women who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse. Through our Helpline services we can offer advice, information, telephone counselling and support to any woman (age 16 and over)  who is being abused, has been abused or is in fear of being forced into marriage by someone they are having a relationship with, or have formerly had a relationship with. This includes partners, husband, ex-partners and family members, and women in same sex relationships.

The Helpline is confidential and you do not have to give your name. Remember that someone else may have access to your telephone bills that may be itemised. If you don’t want people at home to know you have rung the Helpline, ring from a friend’s house or a phone box, we will always phone you back.

Who to contact

0161 636 7525
Independent Choices Women's Domestic Abuse Helpline
Extra details

Please note that the email address supplied is for a non-urgent Email Advice Service. We will respond to your email within three working days. We can only offer limited information by email, if you require an urgent response or need in-depth support please call the Helpline on 0161 636 7525.

When you email us it’s very important that you specify when and if it’s safe to respond, and to which email address. Your safety is our main concern.

If you are in danger and need urgent assistance then phone the police on 999.

When is it on?

Days & Times
Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm

Who is it for?

Over 16s

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Cost Information

How accessible is this service?

Further Details

We have a Community Helpline Language Service for South Asian women languages available Urdu & Punjabi:

Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm (excluding bank holidays).

Last updated date:
01 February 2017


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