What is domestic abuse and how can I get support?

If you are experiencing or feel at risk of domestic abuse, or are worried about someone who might be, find out where you can go for advice and help.

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Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Services

Stockport Without Abuse

If you are looking for Refuge accommodation or if you are experiencing domestic abuse you can telephone their main office on:

0161 477 4294

Lines are staffed Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am - 4:30pm there is an answerphone outside of these hours.

If they are unable to answer your call, or you need support outside of these hours, you should contact the national domestic abuse helpline on: 0808 2000 247 

MASSH (multi agency safeguarding & support hub) 0161 217 6028. Stockport Adult Social Care 0161 217 6029

Contact Details

0161 477 4294


PO Box 193, Stockport, SK1 3QP

TLC (Talk, Listen, Change)

TLC offer a range of services and work with both male and female perpetrators of domestic abuse, to stop abuse at the source. They also offer integrated support to partners, ex-partners and children.

TLC's mission is to support safe, healthy & happy relationships by preventing domestic abuse and supporting those who are affected by it.

Their programmes include Striving for Change: A 6-week programme for perpetrators and their partners to raise awareness of unhealthy behaviours.

Bridging to Change: A programme for men who are abusive to their female partners, the Women's Behaviour Change: programme for women who are abusive towards their partners, their one-to-one Victim & Survivor Support: and their Children & Young People's Support: programme.

Contact Details

0161 872 1100


Registered Office, 346 Chester Road, Old Trafford, Manchester M16 9EZ

Bridging to Change

Bridging to Change are a Manchester-based service for perpetrators of domestic violence and their partners or ex-partners. They've been running our programmes since 2008 and promote the safety of women and children affected by domestic violence and abuse. They do this by offering a change programme for men who recognise that they need help to stop behaving in destructive ways.

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Other Useful Resources - Thanks to Stockport Without Abuse

  • National DV Helpline: 0808 2000 247
  • Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0161 636 7525
  • Childline: 0800 1111
  • Womens Aid Federation www.womensaid.org.uk
  • Men’s Advice Line: 0808 2000 247
  • Forced Marriages Unit : 0207 008 0151
  • Stockport Ethnic Diversity Service: 0161 477 9000
  • Homeless Support Stockport Homes 0161 217 6016
  • The Prevention Alliance 0161 474 1042 www.stockporttpa.co.uk
  • The MASSH for childrens referrals/ concerned about a child 0161 217 2068