Event date: 26/04/2017
News date: 21 Apr
Whatever you want to do, concerns you have or support you need, there are a wealth of organisations and charities that can help. Have a look at what's available here.
Items such as raised toilet seats, bath boards and seats, walking frames, and grab rails can make a real difference to your safety and independence.
Domestic abuse can happen to anyone. Just because someone does not look like a typical victim does not mean they are not suffering from domestic abuse.
Domestic abuse against adults by their partners, ex-partners or family members can affect people from all walks of life and background.
It does not matter what your age, social class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, religion or educational background is.
Although most domestic abuse is carried out by men against women, men can also suffer abuse by women, and domestic violence is equally common in same-sex relationships.
Domestic abuse also includes forced marriage, female genital mutilation, so-called 'honour killings' and abuse of elderly family members.
Domestic abuse is defined as taking place between adults, but this abuse also harms children. There is also evidence that it often occurs alongside child abuse within families.
If you are worried about violence or abuse against children or young people, contact your local children's services:
Access To Children's Services TeamAddress: 4 Frampton Street, NW8 8LFTel: 0207 641 4000Email: AccesstoChildrensServices@westminster.gov.uk
Kensington and Chelsea
Family and Children's ServicesTel: 020 7361 3013Fax: 020 7361 2078Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hammersmith and Fulham
Family Services front door serviceAddress: Ground Floor, 145 King St, Hammersmith, W6 9XYTel: 0208 753 6600Fax: 0208 753 4209Email: Familyservices@lbhf.gov.ukOut of hours service: 020 8748 8588
If you are experiencing domestic abuse, it is important to remember that it is not your fault, and that you do not have live through it in silence and on your own. You are entitled to live your life free from fear. Go to our page on Help for people experiencing domestic abuse for details on the many people and organisations whom you can turn to for help and advice.