Make a stand against Domestic Violence

Manningham Housing Association have signed up to “Make a Stand” pledge, this was launched in June 2018 to support people experiencing “Domestic Violence”.

What is Domestic Violence?

The government definition of domestic violence and abuse is any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling threatening behaviour of violence or abuse. This can include the following types of abuse:

• Constance verbal abuse
• Psychological abuse
• Physical abuse
• Sexual abuse
• Financial abuse
• Emotional abuse
• Threatening abuse.

Controlling behaviour is a range of acts designed to make a person feel dependent by:

• Isolating them from sources of support
• Exploiting their resources and capacities for personal gain
• Depriving them of the means needed for independence, resistance and escape
• Regulating their everyday behaviour.

Statistic shows that 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in their life time.

Domestic violence is often associated with women, but it is important to recognise that 1 in 6 men experience domestic violence.

Where can you get help?

Local Police – 101 or 999 depending of the severity

National Domestic Violence helpline – 0808 2000 247

Bradford Refuge Accommodation Services – 01274 660052

Oasis BME Refuge Accommodation – 01274 634850

Keighley Refuges Accommodation – 01535 210067/01535 667352

Men’s advice line – 0808 801 0327.

For more information please click here to visit the Bradford Women’s Aid website.