Domestic abuse can be physical or emotional abuse. It could mean that it is not reasonable for you to continue to occupy your accommodation.
There are several ways to address the issues you face:
Presenting as homeless to Argyll & Bute Council. Emergency accommodation can be provided - contact Argyll & Bute Council on 01631 570 180 or visit the Argyll & Bute Council website for further information. Please contact 0345 056 5457 outwith office hours.
Apply for alternative accommodation. You can contact any of the Home Argyll housing associations:
- Argyll Community Housing Association - tel 0800 028 2755
- Dunbrittion Housing Association - tel 01389 761 486
- Fyne Homes - tel 0845 607 7117
- West Highland Housing Association - tel 01631 566 451
Contact Argyll & Bute Women's Aid on 0870 241 3548. They can provide emergency accommodation and advice.
There are also a variety of national helplines which will provide advice and information appropriate to your circumstances.
The National Women's Aid website provides advice and information to Women suffering from domestic abuse. The phoneline 0800 027 1234 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Mankind Initiative
The Mankind Initiative is a support organisation for male victims or domestic abuse and domestic violence. You can contact them on 01823 334 244.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse you can get support and advice from Victim Support. You can contact Victim Support on:
- 0845 6039 213 – Scottish Helpline
- 0845 303 0900 – National Helpline (available at weekends)
Argyll Voluntary Action - Survive and Thrive
Have you ever experienced Domestic Abuse? Would you like support to gain more control of your life and feel better about yourself and the future? Argyll Voluntary Action’s Survive and Thrive team could support you and your children to gain confidence and increase your self-esteem. You can contact Argyll Voluntary Action on 01586 544 744.
You can contact ChildLine about anything. No problem is too big or too small. Whatever your worry it's better out than in. Contact Childline on 0800 11 11.
Respect - Are you hurting the one you love? Choose to stop
Respect are a team of skilled professionals offering advice, information and support to domestic violence perpetrators as well as to their (ex) partners and front line workers. Contact Respect on 0808 802 4040.
Please phone 101 or 999 in an emergency. Police Scotland can advise you on how to report incidents of domestic abuse and the action that can be taken to keep you safe.