Help for those experiencing domestic abuse
Domestic abuse can happen to anyone. Here's how to find support.
Domestic abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of sex, gender or sexuality. It's estimated that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime.
Domestic abuse includes a range of behaviours which can include physical abuse, coercive control, financial abuse, sexual abuse and psychological and emotional abuse.
In addition, LGBT+ people may also have their sexuality or gender identity used against them by the perpetrator. For example, a perpetrator may threaten to 'out' someone by disclosing information to friends or family members, they may isolate the person from sources of LGBT+ support or resources, or make them feel guilty or ashamed of their gender identity or sexual orientation.
If you are going through something like this at the moment, please contact us for advice and support – we are here to help and can talk to you about your situation and housing options:
There are also specialist services who offer advice, support and guidance for members of the LGBT+ community who are experiencing abuse. If you’re worried about your relationship, or that of a friend or family member, please contact Galop on 0800 999 5428, or use their chatbot service
In an emergency, always call 999.