What is abusive behaviour?
Domestic abuse, or domestic violence, is any incident of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of their gender or sexuality.
‘Abusive behaviour’ is defined in the act as any of the following:
- Physical or sexual abuse.
- Violent or threatening behaviour.
- Controlling or coercive behaviour.
- Economic abuse.
- Psychological, emotional or other abuse.
We can help
We can provide advice, support and help to customers experiencing domestic abuse. This can be practical help, rehousing advice and financial support.
We will work with, and make referrals to, partner agencies to minimise and manage the risk to victims.
We can also help to make your home safer by adding additional security to your property.
Please contact us if you need our help.
Other organisations who can help
Women’s Domestic Abuse Helpline
Helpline: 0800 254 0909.
Including their Domestic Abuse Directory: www.womensaid.org.uk/domestic-abuse-directory
And their Survivor's Handbook;
National Centre for Domestic Violence
Respect (for male victims of domestic abuse)
Stonewall (specialist help for LGBTQ+ victims)
Men's Advice Line
Mankind (specialist help for male victims of domestic abuse)
LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership
End the Fear
Download the Brightsky App
Brightsky is an app and website offering practical support and information around how to respond to domestic abuse.
It is for anyone experiencing domestic abuse, or who is worried about someone else.
For more information, click here.