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Domestic abuse - you are not alone

If you or anyone you know are experiencing domestic abuse and feel frightened of, or controlled by, a partner, an ex-partner or family member please contact us or any of the below support services for support and advice.

If you are in any immediate danger, please contact 999.

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Allerdale Borough Council Homeless and Domestic Abuse Team 

Contact the team by:

Allerdale Borough Council Housing Team offer specialist support and advice to residents who are homeless or at risk of homelessness as a result of domestic abuse, this includes a range of support such as 1:1 support, housing advice, emergency accommodation and signposting to other support services. 

Other services available 

Cumbria Constabulary

Call 999 if a crime is occurring or 101 for a non-emergency If calling from a mobile press 55 to make yourself heard. This will transfer your call to the Police.

National Domestic Abuse Helpline 

Free 24 hour support line, free and confidential support -  0808 200 247 .

Victim Support 

(local) Monday - Friday 9.00am - 6.00pm and 24/7.

Call  0808 1689 111  or email .


Support for male victims of domestic abuse and male victims of domestic violence from across the whole of the UK. Call  01823 334244

Safety Net 

County wide service for women and men affected by domestic abuse. Call  01228 515859 .

Women Out West

Call  01946 550103 or email .

Freedom Project (West Cumbria)

For women and men affected by Domestic Abuse. 

Call 01942 262270 or email

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Cumberland Council

On 1 April 2023 local government in Cumbria changed, with Cumberland Council providing all your council services.  

Don't worry though, your bins will be emptied as normal, and you'll still be able to speak to the same team about any enquiries to do with things like council tax, benefits, planning or any other service.

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