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   If in danger please call the police immediately on:  999

For advice and support you can also contact the

National domestic abuse Helpline:  0808 2000 247

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When contacting Hayshousing please ask to be connected to our

Womens Project

where you will receive a private and confidential service.



Tel: 0121 517 0836


Tel: 07365673298


Black White Domestic Violence Awareness


Womens Project


 Our Women’s Project is committed to equality and our fundamental principle is that every woman has the right to live free from any threat of harm, violence and abuse.

What is abuse?

What are the signs of domestic abuse?

Everybody's relationships and experiences are different, but this list from Women's Aid can help you recognise some of the signs of domestic abuse:

Destructive criticism and verbal abuse: this can include shouting, mocking, accusing and being verbally threatening.

Pressure tactics: pressure tactics can include sulking, threatening to withhold money, or taking away things like your access to the car, your phone or internet.

Your partner may also threaten to take the children away. Threatening or attempting self-harm and suicide.

Disrespect: your partner may persistently put you down in front of other people.

Breaking trust: this can include lying to you or keeping information from you, being jealous, cheating and breaking promises.

Isolation: your partner may try and isolate you by monitoring or blocking your phone calls and social media. They might control where you go, stop you seeing family and friends or lock you in the house.

Harassment: harassment might include following you, accompanying you everywhere you go, or checking up to see where you've been.

Threats: as well as verbal threats such as threatening to kill or harm you or your family, or threatening suicide, threatening behaviour can be physical.

Sexual violence: sexual violence can include using force, threats or intimidation to make you perform sexual acts.

Physical violence: punching, slapping, hitting, biting, kicking; pulling hair out, burning, strangling, pinning you down, holding you by the neck and restraining you are all types of physical violence.

Denial: some abusers will deny any abuse happens and may be gentle and patient in public.

We also provide help and support for BAME women suffering domestic abuse

While women from black or ethnic minority groups are no more at risk from domestic violence than other groups, the type of abuse may vary.

Forced marriages and the need to comply with family 'honour' or 'traditions' may contribute to abuse, as may female genital mutilation (FGM). The fear of being met with a racist response may also prevent people seeking help.

Our support workers are therefore trained in supporting women fleeing such situations and will be able to speak most South Asian languages to help break down barriers to communication.

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