Every person has the right to be safe from abuse and fear. We will not tolerate any residents who harass, attack, or abuse other members of their household. Read our quick guide to domestic abuse for further information.
What is domestic abuse?
Domestic abuse is any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. This can encompass, but is not limited to, the following types of abuse:
Domestic abuse can happen to anyone in all types of relationships. It can also involve abuse by family members or ex-partners.
Who can help you?
The police – they have officers who are specially trained to deal with this type of crime.
A third party reporting centre – these centres are independent and can pass information to the police for you.
A doctor, a social worker or even a friend may be able to help you or give you advice.
Tell someone you trust about what is happening to you.
What can Southern Housing Group do?
We treat all reports of domestic abuse seriously, sympathetically and in confidence. We want to help to keep you safe in your home.
Deal with reports of domestic abuse as high risk and contact you within 24 hours.
Give you advice and information on other agencies that can help you.
Work with you to agree an action plan.
There are many support agencies that can help you. Here are just some.