Free Confidential  
Services for Women
0800 083 7114

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Challenging Abuse In The Home 

Helpline:  0151 494 2222

You can make a difference by donating

There are two ways to do so:

  • You can click the 'Donate' button above, which will take you to our SLDAS fundraising page. 

  • You can donate from your mobile phone by texting the message 'SLDA01' to 70070. Note that 'SLDomestic Abuse Service' will appear on your receipt to confirm your donation has been sent. 

To make a single or monthly donation, please call 0151 494 1777 for assistance. 

Thank you for your support.

The Silent Solution System

This is a system for victims of domestic abuse who might be afraid of further danger and escalation of harm if they are overheard when calling 999 in an emergency. Learn more 

Welcome to SLDAS

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.

    "Have I brought this upon myself?"

    No, it is not your fault. Domestic abuse occurs when a person tries to bully or control another. Responsibility lies entirely with that person.

    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 to request an application pack.