Free Confidential 
Services For Women

  Freephone:
0800 083 7114

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Challenging Abuse In The Home 

Helpline:  0151 494 2222

Silent Solutions

Familiarise yourself with 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.

  • When somebody calls 999, an operator will ask which emergency service is required. 
  • If you are not able to ask for help, your call will be forwarded to a police system and you will hear an automated message.
  • If 55 is pressed by the caller, the system will detect this. 
  • The operator will then transfer the call to the relevant police force as an emergency.

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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
  • Theraputic programmes or self-esteem courses
  • Activity groups at our Garston venue and local community buildings
  • Specific young person's services

We provide a list of services we offer on our 'Services drop down menu'


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 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.

Donations

You can make a difference by donating: 

  • Direct to SLDAS from your mobile phone: 
     Text the message SLDA01 and enter the amount you wish to

     donate and send your message to 70070.

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.


SLDAS Accredited Volunteer Training Programme

Levels 1 & 2 of SLDAS Open Awards accredited training programme. Our evening programme started last autumn and was full to capacity. The trainee volunteers have nearly finished the course and they have been amazing!  
We are hoping to facilitate out next training programme soon. 

  • If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with SLDAS 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.