Free Confidential  
Services for Women
0800 083 7114

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Challenging Abuse In The Home 

Helpline:  0151 494 2222

We are still here for you during lockdown

If you or someone you know is living with domestic violence, our services are still running and are available by phone. 

Please call us on:

Tel: 0151 494 2222 / 0151 494 1777

Freephone: 0800 083 7114

Services Mobile/Text for hard of hearing: 07593 549 004 

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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 to request an application pack.