Local specialist support services in Gloucestershire
Abuse Support Service
GDASS offers support to victims of domestic abuse throughout the county of Gloucestershire.
They provide one to one support, advice and safety planning to keep people safe in their own home where possible, group-work programmes and places of safety.
GDASS can also offer support to victims of domestic abuse through the court process.
- 0845 602 9035
Gloucestershire Rape and
Sexual Abuse Centre
GRASAC is an independent charity offering free, confidential support and information to women and girls affected by any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives.
GRASAC runs a helpline 5 days a week and free ongoing support sessions with a specially trained support worker either face to face or over the telephone.
- 01452 526770
Stroud Beresford Group
– Stroud Women’s Refuge
Beresford Group (Stroud Women’s Refuge) are a local independent charity that provides Gloucestershire’s women refuge.
They also provide a range of community-based services including outreach support, family/children’s support, 12 week courses and a range of workshops and training courses.
- 01453 764385
Safe Teenage Relationship Education & Empowerment Team
A county wide service for young people aged 13-19 affected by domestic abuse:
- Have experienced or are experiencing teenage relationship abuse
- Are adversely affected by domestic abuse in the home either current or historic.
- Are displaying harmful behaviour in their relationships
STREET offers 1:1 support and evidence based group programmes CRUSH & The Recovery Toolkit.
To refer a young person please download the referral form and email securely to:
For questions about the service or to discuss a referral in detail you can also call our information and message line: 01452 726 584
Hope House – SARC
If you, or someone you know has been the victim of sexual assault we are here to help at Hope House SARC, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester.
We can help you report the incident to the police, but only if you wish to do so. We can offer further help through other agencies such as Gloucestershire Rape Crisis Centre, Victim Support, Domestic Abuse Support & Advocacy, GDASS and GRASAC.
- 01452 754390
Infobuzz- provide a range of services to people living in Gloucestershire including a groupwork programme for female survivors of domestic abuse, training to professionals about honour based violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation and support to those experiencing child sexual exploitation
- 01452 381770
Age UK Gloucestershire
Age UK is the largest independent organisation in the county working with, and for, older people.
Age UK aim to improve the life and promote the independence of all older people living in Gloucestershire by
- enabling older people to know their rights and to make informed choices about their lives
- providing high quality services that meet older people’s needs
- celebrating the positive impact that older people play in our community
- challenging prejudice and decisions that discriminate against older people
- 01452 422660
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Our website offers a free service for members of the public to find legal help, answer legal questions and, in addition, provides helpful information and news on legal matters.
National specialist support services for all types of abuse
A freephone 24 hour national helpline for female victims of domestic abuse
- 0800 9702070
National Centre for
Provides a free, fast, emergency injunction service to survivors of domestic violence regardless of their financial circumstances, race, gender or sexual orientation
- 0844 8044 999
Free confidential support to male and female victims of all crimes including domestic abuse
- 0808 1689 111
Men’s Advice Line
Advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse.
- 0808 801 0327
National organisation that supports male and female perpetrators of domestic violence, young people who use violence and abuse at home and in relationships, and men who are victims of domestic violence.
- 0808 802 4040
NSPCC FGM helpline
If you need advice or information about female genital mutilation or are worried about a child at risk you can contact us 24/7.
FGM helpline (24 hours a day / 7 days a week, free from a landline) 0800 028 3550
(Run by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, NSPCC)
- Text helpline: 85888 (this service is free and anonymous)
FORWARD, The Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development provides support and campaigns to safeguard the sexual and reproductive health and rights of African girls and women.
- 0208 960 4000
Provides support for women experiencing any health problems as a result of FGM. The clinic offers ‘opening’ surgery under local anaesthetic (awake) or can arrange for the surgery at a local hospital under general anaesthetic (asleep).
- 07813 016911
The Foundation works nationally and internationally to advance the needs, concerns and aspirations of Muslim women, children and their families.
- 029 20496920
Offer support to victims of forced marriage and honour based violence
- 0800 5999 247
Aims to empower young people to feel they have the tools and confidence to support each other around the issues of forced marriage and honour based violence.
- 0845 607 0133
Forced Marriage Unit
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office provides information about forced marriage and can intervene to make you safe.
The Forced Marriage Unit can also offer advice to professionals on how to deal with these cases.
- 0207 008 0151
A confidential and professional counselling and helpline service for women who have been sexually abused or raped.
National Stalking Helpline
Provides information and guidance on the law, how to report talking, gathering evidence, staying safe and reducing the risk to victims of stalking and harassment.
- 0808 802 0300
Paladin – National Stalking
Provides assistance to high risk victims of stalking throughout England and Wales
- 020 3866 4107
If you are a victim of a crime or have information about a crime, you can contact Crimestoppers and give this information. You can contact them anonymously if you choose.
- 0800 555 111
Rape Crisis England & Wales is a national charity and the umbrella body for our network of independent member Rape Crisis organisations. Rape Crisis offer support to victims of sexual violence
- 0808 802 9999
Turnaround Programme – A 25 week programme for men who have been harmful to their female partners. The programme enables men to learn ways of nurturing a respectful relationship with their partners and children, and to understand the impact of abuse and conflict on their families. Safety work for partners is also provided.
- 01242 266150
The Digital Trust – a community interest company, a not-for-profit set up to provide technical expertise to victims of digital abuse and organisations working with them.
Counselling Directory – Launched in 2005, the Counselling Directory works closely with counsellors, psychotherapists and visitors, to provide the best service possible. With over 10,000 qualified counsellors listed, they can help to connect you to professional support.