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Challenging Abuse In The Home 

Helpline:  0151 494 2222

#ChooseToChallenge #DomesticAbuse

Since the pandemic began recorded incidents of domestic abuse have soared across the city as those at risk have been isolated at home with perpetrators. We can all do something this International Women's Day to make sure women know where they can turn to for help. 

On Monday 8 March, use #ChooseToChallenge #DomesticAbuse and tag @SLDAServices on social media to spread the word about our services and help us raise funds. 

Support our work

We are a small community-based charity. Our area has one of the highest rates of domestic abuse in the country, and we rely on grants and donations to keep our service running.


You can help us and the women and children we support by: 


  • Making a donation. Every little bit makes a difference. Click here or on the Donate button below.

  • Boosting us on social media. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook and like and share our posts to raise awareness of our services. 

How we can help

SLDAS believe that all women have the right to live live free from violence, abuse and fear. We offer FREE and accessible support to women who experience domestic violence or abuse including: 

  • Telephone and face to face emotional and practical support
  • Therapeutic programmes or self-esteem course
  • Activity groups at our Garston venue and local community buildings
  • Specific young person's services

You can read more about our services here

Since 1998 SLDAS have supported over 3000 women to overcome their experience of domestic violence and abuse.


We provide services in a range of languages, enabling as many women as possible to gain support in a language that they are most comfortable with.

Types of abuse 


Domestic abuse can involve any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse. It can apply to people: 


  • Aged 16 or over
  • Who are or have been intimate partners or family members
  • Any gender or sexuality


Domestic abuse can include the following types of abuse:

  • Psychological: Jealousy, humiliation, degradation, put downs, isolation from family and friends, threats of suicide, using your children to inform or report on you.
  • Physical: Beating, kicking, slapping, punching, burning, strangulation, stabbing or denying you sleep.
  • Sexual: Rape, enforced sex or prostitution, pornography, or any sexual behaviour or activity which you find unacceptable.
  • Financial: Withholding money or always calling you to account for your spending.
  • Emotional: Name calling or threats to harm you or your children.

Remember, domestic abuse is never your fault. No one deserves to be treated in any of the ways described above. You have a right to be treated with respect and kindness by your partner and your family. 

    SLDAS Accredited Volunteer 

    Training Programme


    Levels 1 & 2 of SLDAS Open Awards accredited training programme. Our evening programme started last Autumn 2019 and was full to capacity. The trainee volunteers have now finished the course and they have been amazing! 

    **Our next training programme has been delayed due to COVID-19.  We are hoping to facilitate out next training programme soon. For updates, follow us on Twitter or Facebook or watch this page.**

    If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and would like to attend the next training programme, please contact Jacqui Gordon on 0151 494 1777 or e-mail finance@sldas.co.uk to request an application pack.