Free Confidential Services 
                 For Women

0800 083 7114

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Challenging Abuse In The Home 

Helpline:  0151 494 2222

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.

SLDAS Accredited Volunteer Training Programme

Levels 1 & 2 of SLDAS Open College accredited training programme. Our evening programme started on 18th September 2019 and is full to capacity.  We are hoping to facilitate out next training programme early next year. 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 to request an application pack.


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.