Homeless due to domestic abuse

What to do if you're homeless due to domestic abuse

If you're suffering domestic abuse, you're not alone.

Find out how to get support with domestic abuse.

If you need to move out, now

Tell us you're at risk of becoming homeless

Think about:

  • staying with friends or relatives, while you think about what to do next
  • finding a place in a refuge (we can help you with this)
  • taking essentials with you such as a change of clothes, toiletries and any medication you need to take regularly
  • taking important items such as your passport, credit or debit cards and mobile phone

Don't make a decision to give up your home permanently, until you have spoken to an adviser and considered all your options.

Get help from Shelter or visit Citizens Advice.

Refuges for women

Women experiencing domestic abuse may be able to stay in a women's refuge. Some refuges are specifically for women from certain backgrounds, such as Irish or Asian women.

Staff at refuges can give you advice about your situation.

Contact the National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247 for more information about refuges.

Refuges for men

There is limited specialist housing for men experiencing domestic abuse.

Get help from Shelter or visit Citizens Advice to check what help is available.