Tel 0300 131 7300
Islington & Shoreditch Housing Association (ISHA)
102 Blackstock Road
London N4 2DR
0300 131 7300
Domestic violence refers to a wide range of abusive behaviours. It is “domestic” in nature if the perpetrator is a person who is associated with the victim. However, it is not limited to physical violence or confined to instances within the home.
Physical violence is just one aspect of domestic abuse and is not present in all cases. Domestic abuse can involve a wide range of abusive and controlling behaviour, including threats, harassment, financial control and emotional abuse. Victims often feel extremely isolated and it may take years for them to tell anyone what is happening to them.
Domestic abuse can include physical, psychological, emotional, financial or sexual abuse which takes place in a close relationship – usually between partners, ex-partners or family members. Domestic violence happens in all cultures; people of all races, ethnicities, religions, genders, ages and backgrounds can experience domestic abuse.
If you are experiencing domestic violence you can report it to ISHA. The best way to do this is by contacting ISHA on 0300 171 7300; you will then be referred to a Housing Expert. You can also email email@example.com
Remember, domestic violence is a crime. Always phone 999 in an emergency. In a non-emergency, you can report domestic violence to the police on 101.
If you contact us about a case of domestic violence, we will:
We are committed to treating all reported cases of domestic violence quickly and sensitively.
For more information on domestic violence and what to do if you are experiencing domestic violence, please contact the 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247. They can provide help and advice about your rehousing and legal options so you can feel safe.
Please download our Domestic Violence Policy [246Kb] for more information.
Here is a list of some specialist agencies who can also help:
Women’s Aid – advice and support
Phone: 0808 200 0247
Solace Women’s Aid (London) – advice and support
Phone: 020 7619 1350
Refuge – advice and support in obtaining temporary accommodation
Phone: 0808 200 0247
Rights of Women – legal advice
Phone: 020 7251 6577 (National – Family Law); 020 7608 1137 (London – Family Law); 020 7251 8887 (National – Criminal Law)
Woman’s Trust – free counselling and mental health support for victims
Phone: 020 7034 0303
Finding Legal Options for Women Survivors (FLOWS) – legal advice
Phone: 0203 745 7707
ManKind Initiative – advice and support for male victims
Phone: 01823 334 244
Men’s Advice Line – confidential helpline for male victims
Phone: 0808 801 0327
Karma Nirvana – helpline for victims of forced marriage and honour-based abuse
Phone: 0800 599 9247
Everyman Project (London) – counselling for men who want to change violent or abusive behaviour
Phone: 0207 263 8884