Independent Choices - Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpline

Description of service

Confidential domestic abuse helpline run by women for women. The helpline team can provide practical advice, emotional support, information, referral to safe refuge accommodation, telephone counselling and support to any woman (age 16 and over) who is being abused, has been abused or is in fear of being forced into marriage by someone they are having a relationship with, or have formerly had a relationship with. This includes partners, husband, ex-partners and family members, and women in same sex relationships. The Team can also provide non-urgent email advice and support to Agencies around domestic abuse issues. Community Helpline Language Service in Urdu and Punjabi provides support to South Asian women. This service can be assessed by calling 0161 636 7525.

Key Focus

Helpline for women experiencing domestic abuse

Age Range


Opening Times

Domestic Abuse Helpline: Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm excluding bank holidays
Community Helpline Language Service: Monday, Tuesday 10am-1pm
Wednesday 1pm-4pm

Area Of Operation

Greater Manchester


No charge

Referral Method

Self referral

Registered Charity Number