LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership
The London LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership (DAP) is a way for LGBT people who have experienced domestic abuse to get the maximum amount of help with a minimum amount of hassle. The DAP is open to any LGBT person experiencing domestic violence who is living or working in London. For more information on the DAP and what we provide, click here. To refer yourself to the DAP, click here.
About Domestic Abuse
Domestic abuse is any kind of threatening behaviour, violence, or abuse between people who have been intimate partners or family members. This includes forced marriage, abuse relating to gender identity or sexuality and so-called honour based violence. Domestic abuse can occur between current or former intimate partners, in the home, or in the family.
Domestic abuse can take many forms, including psychological, physical, sexual, financial and emotional abuse. Find out how to tell if you’re experiencing it and what to do if you are.
Does your partner, ex-partner, or a family member:
- Call you names, threaten to ‘out’ you, or use put-downs?
- Use your gender or sexuality as a basis for threats or harm?
- Damage your property?
- Threaten to harm you or others that you love?
- Control your access to money?
- Make unwanted advances or force you into unwanted sexual contact?
- Hit, shove, grab, kick, throw things, or use other forms of physical violence on you?
- Control your contact with friends, family, work, or the LGBT ‘scene’?
- Threaten to harm themselves if you leave or seek help?
If so, you might be experiencing domestic abuse. The LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership can help.
LGBT Domestic Abuse Workshop
We run a free workshop for LGBT people in London who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse, either from an intimate partner of family member.
Our trained group facilitators will provide you with a safe, non-judgmental place to help you work through the impact of both past and current abuse.
This workshop will focus on:
- Identifying what is an abusive relationship
- Looking at risk factors and safety planning
- Building and encouraging confidence, assertiveness and self esteem
- The importance of support networks and staying connected
- Recognising and understanding relationship patterns
The workshop will be held at a central London venue. Travel costs by public transport are available for participants on low incomes.
Get in touch with London Friend for more information: call 020 7833 1674 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stonewall Housing Drop-in
For LGBT survivors of Domestic Abuse who need help and advice on housing matters
Stonewall Housing is the specialist lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) housing advice and support provider, and works across all London boroughs. If you are experiencing domestic abuse and need help and advice around housing, please come to the weekly drop-in held on Fridays between 2pm – 3:30pm at London Friend, 86 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DN – the drop-in is less than 5 minutes walk from Kings Cross station. Click here for a map.
The drop-in is a safe, confidential space for you to get face to face advice from a special DV caseworker. If you are unable to attend the drop-in you can contact Stonewall Housing’s advice line on: 020 7359 5767 or visit www.stonewallhousing.org for more information, including other drop-in sessions.