Domestic Violence

Domestic violence can occur regardless of ethnicity, religion, class, age, sexuality, disability or lifestyle. It can occur in a range of relationships including heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender relationships.

Abusers come from all walks of life. They can come from any ethnic group, religion, class or neighbourhood. They may be older or younger, male or female.

Victims of domestic violence suffer on many levels - health, housing, education - and lose the freedom to live their lives how they want, and without fear.

We aim to support and advise victims of domestic violence by:

  • Referring to other local agencies that can help, such as the Andover Crisis and Support Centre
  • Providing safe, emergency accommodation
  • Planning for long-term housing solutions by advising of housing rights and options.

Are you in a domestic violence situation and want to discuss your housing options?

For information and assistance please contact:
 Homelessness Officer
Telephone: 01264 368000

Urgently need information, help and advice?

Alternatively you can contact the national helpline on 0800 2000 247, or the Andover Crisis and Support Centre on 01264 366122.

National Support Line:
Freephone 24 hour domestic violence helpline (run in partnership between Refuge and Women's Aid)
Telephone: 0800 2000 247

Local support:

Andover Crisis and Support Centre
17 New Street, Andover
Telephone: 01264 366122  


Always dial 999 in an emergency

The following websites and telephone numbers may be useful:

Women's Aid Federation of England is a national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. They can offer support, advice and information on all aspects of domestic violence.
Telephone: 0808 2000 247

Refuge offers emergency accommodation and support for woman and children experiencing domestic violence.
Telephone: 0808 2000 247

Broken Rainbow supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who are experiencing domestic violence.
Telephone: 08452 604460 (available Monday - Friday. 9am-1pm and 2-5pm)

Victim Support offers information and support to victims of crime, whether or not they have reported the crime to the police.
Telephone: 0845 3030900

Samaritans offer 24 hour confidential support for anyone in crisis.
Telephone: 08457 909090

Mankind helps and advises male victims of domestic violence.
Telephone: 0870 794 4124