Not eligible for our support, but still need help?
Here are other local agencies that might be able to support you:
Domestic Abuse Support Services
Sheffield DACT Sheffield Domestic Abuse Coordination Team.
IDAS is a specialist charity serving the North of England supporting survivors of domestic abuse.
0808 808 2241 (Sheffield)
0808 2000 247 (National 24 hour helpline)
Women's Aid is a national organisation that helps women and children experiencing domestic abuse, and survivors of DA.
Sheffield Women's Aid is our local branch and helps women and children in the Sheffield area. Many areas of the UK have a branch of Women’s Aid locally, so please Google to find yours if it’s not listed here.
Refuge helps victims of domestic abuse whether they’re still with their abuser, are planning to leave, or have already left.
0808 2000 247 (24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline).
Nested helps survivors of domestic abuse settle into a new home by providing essential household goods, along with longer term support services.
The Sanctuary Scheme is a service for people who cannot move from their homes but fear an attack from an ex-partner or family member. They can provide home security including window and door locks, personal alarms, fire-proof letter boxes and in extreme cases, safe rooms within the property. Please contact the Refuge National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247 and ask about the Sanctuary Scheme, to see if you are eligible.
Legal Support Services
Flows is a legal support service for women who are experiencing domestic abuse.
Family Law Assistance is an online alternative to a solicitor.
Support Through Court helps people to navigate the court system if they are representing themselves.
Housing Support Services
Adullam provides housing and support services in Sheffield and Chesterfield.
Sheffield DACT helps with helping people to access or sustain their home, and live as independently as possible.
Sheffield Council provides advice, help and support for anyone who is homeless, could become homeless in the near future, or has a housing problem which they need help to resolve
Financial Support Services
Surviving Economic Abuse has information and resources to assist with financial abuse, including how your bank can help you.
Entitled To and Turn2Us are resources enabling individuals to calculate their potential benefit entitlements.
UC Advice is an online resource to help people calculate Universal Credit entitlement.
Stepchange and National Debtline are organisations providing free debt advice and debt solutions.
Christians Against Poverty provide free debt advice and debt solutions, along with counselling services for those struggling with debt. Despite the name their service isn’t based around religion, and anyone of any religion can contact them.
If you are in immediate danger ring 999.
If you cannot speak press 55 so that the operator will transfer you to the ‘silent solution’.
Our counsellor Heidi has put together some resources which might provide useful.
The app 'Insight Timer' is free and hosts thousands of different meditations, mindfulness practices, bedtime stories (for children and adults) and talks to help relieve anxiety and boost wellbeing.
Capacitar have an emergency toolkit that contains some useful practices for adults and children alike. Please see https://capacitar.org/wp-content/uploads/EngCapEmergKit.pdf for more information.
Shout - UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks and for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Also visit https://www.giveusashout.org/ for more information.
Kooth is an app for any of our service users, or women in general with teens who are struggling. The teens can use apps such as Kooth which offers free, safe and anonymous online support for young people. https://www.kooth.com/
For woman with younger children, Stop, Breathe & Think has an app which helps kids discover their superpowers of quiet, focus and peaceful sleep with our an easy-to-use app. See https://www.stopbreathethink.com/kids/
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