Help for the LGBT+ community
Call for help now:
Bradford Survive and Thrive One Front Door helpline:
0808 2800 999
National Domestic Abuse Helpline:
0808 2000 247
In an emergency, call 999
Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexuality or background. There are different kinds of abuse that can happen in different contexts. The most prevalent type of domestic abuse occurs in relationships. But the definition of domestic abuse also covers abuse between family members, such as adolescent to parent violence and abuse.
Domestic abuse can cover from gaslighting to threatening to ‘out’ someone – this is anti-LGBT abuse. Domestic abuse is never the fault of the person who is experiencing it.
This checklist can help clarify some general issues regarding abuse.
It can help you understand if you are a victim of domestic abuse and what you should do about it.
- Are you unable to see certain friends or family members?
- Are you ever frightened about how your partner or family member will react to you?
- Do your family members or partner ever put you down and belittle you?
- Does your partner or family member pester you for money, control your access to money or withhold your own money or credit cards?
- Do you get the blame when your partner or family member gets angry?
- Do you feel that you don’t have a say in your relationships with other people?
- Do you ever feel controlled by your partner or family?
- Does your partner or family member constantly call, text you or check up on you?
- Does your partner or family member make unreasonable demands on you?
- Do you feel pressured or smothered in your relationship with them?
- Are you criticised because of the things you say or do?
- Are you ever punched, slapped, kicked or physically and sexually abused in any other way by a partner or family member?
If you answer yes to any of the above then please find where you can get support below.
Where to find support
If you feel you or someone else is in immediate danger, please call the Police on 999.
Survive and Thrive
- Emergency safe refuge and dispersed accommodation in Bradford
- Short and long-term support services
- Specialist support for survivors and recovery support groups.
They also have a helpline called the One Front Door. You can call the free helpline on 0808 2800 999. It is open Monday to Friday, 9:30am – 4:30pm.
There is an online live chat available Monday to Friday 5.00pm- 8:00pm, and 11.00am-2.00pm on weekends. This is available to access on the Staying Put website.
The specialist LGBT+ domestic abuse helpline is run by Galop, the LGBT+ anti-abuse charity. It is available weekdays, from 10am – 5pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, and until 8pm on Wednesday and Thursday.
Call the National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0800 999 5428.
LGBT Foundation have a helpline for victims and survivors of domestic abuse which you can contact on 0345 3 30 30 30, open 9am-9pm on weekdays and 10am-6pm on weekends, or you can email them.
Bi Survivors Network
Bi Survivors Network support bi and non-binary people providing a space where bi survivors of sexual and/or domestic violence can talk and find solidarity.