Experienced Domestic Abuse

Are you experiencing domestic abuse?

 

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 who have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. This can include psychological, physical, sexual, financial and emotional abuse.

If you are in immediate danger, you should phone the police on 999.

 

Our assistance

Our Housing Options team can assist you. We can immediately assist you with:

  • Referring you to refuge accommodation

  • Providing you with emergency accommodation

  • Liaising with your friends and family to let you stay with them

 

We can then look to help you with a variety of other support, including:

  • Referring you to legal advice on a range of civic remedies, including injunctions

  • Referring you agencies who can provide you with extra security measures in your current home

  • Providing you with information on support agencies available

  • Helping you to apply for housing registers

  • Referring you to another local housing authority area

  • Assisting you to look for private rented properties

  • Giving you advice and support with income, budgeting and arrears

 

Refuge Accommodation

Refuge placements are available in female's refuges and male's refuges. You can complete a self referral through their 24 hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline on 0808 2000 247. Alternatively, you can come into the Council and see a duty Housing Options Officer, who can complete the referral process for you.  

 

Useful Contacts  

  • Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse Service (NDAS)
    0300 0120154
    https://ndas.co/

  • Daventry Police Station - Northamptonshire Police
    New Street, Daventry
    0300 011 1222

  • Women's Aid
    24 hour helpline 0808 2000 247
    https://womensaid.org.uk

 

If you would like to talk to the team about your circumstances, please contact us as soon as possible.

   01327 871100

   homechoice@daventrydc.gov.uk

   Daventry District Council, Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP

   Mon-Thurs 9-5, Fri 9-4:30 

 

Are you a professional looking to refer a service user?

If you are a professional working with a person experiencing domestic abuse, you are able to refer them to us by using the Duty to Refer