Where can I get help with domestic abuse?
If you, or anyone you know is affected by domestic abuse or sexual violence, then a good starting point for advice is the national fear free helpline : 0808 8010800
Local agencies you can also approach include:
Dyfed Powys Police
Domestic abuse is a crime, and the risks are high, if you are in danger call 999.
Dyfed-Powys police also operate "Clare's law" a scheme that gives people the ability to find out if their partner, or potential partner, or the partner of a family member/friend has a history of abuse or violence. You can find out more details about this scheme on their website.
Montgomeryshire Family Crisis Centre (MFCC)
MFCC provide refuges and services to victims and survivors in the North of Powys (Newtown, Welshpool and Machynlleth)
You can contact MFCC on:
- The 24-hour crisis line hotline 01686 629114
- The office is open from 9 to 4 at Tŷ Canol House, Ffordd Croesawdy, Newtown, Powys, SY16 1AL.
- General enquiries can be made by phoning 01686 629114 or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The MFCC website
Calan DVS provide refuges and services to victims and survivors in the South of Powys (Llandrindod, Brecon and Ystradgynlais)
You can contact Calan DVS:
- 01874 6251469
- At their office Plas y Ffynnon, Cambrian Way, Brecon LD3 7HP
- https://www.calandvs.org.uk/en/contact/ or by email using email@example.com
- The Calan DVS website
Powys Council has contracted Hafan Cymru to provide In Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVAs) to provide safety advice, information and support to high-risk victims of domestic abuse. They receive referrals from the police, from social services and from the health authority.
Hafan Cymru is also funded by the Welsh Government to deliver the Spectrum project at schools.
You can contact Hafan Cymru
- By phoning (01874) 620030 or (01597) 827996
- At their office: Room 5, Steeple House, Steeple Lane, Brecon LD3 7DJ, or Old Grosvenor Bakery, Wellington Road, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5NF
- By emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Hafan Cymru website
Ask Me is a project started by Women's Aid that is developing a network of Ask Me Ambassadors who can provide support and advice to victims and other residents affected by domestic abuse.
If you are interested in becoming an 'ask me' ambassador you can find out about local training courses by emailing email@example.com.
You can find out more information on the Women's Aid website
Powys Council Housing Services
Housing staff can discuss your housing options with you. We can help you find somewhere safe to stay as well as helping you plan for the long term.
Contact us and we will assess your situation and do the best to meet your needs.
You can find out more information on our housing webpages
National Organisations who can also help:
Welsh Women's Aid - Tel 0808 8010800 / Welsh Women's Aid Website
Polish Domestic Violence Helpline - Tel 0800 061 4004 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Network for Surviving Stalking - Tel 0808 8020300 / Email:email@example.com
National Men's Advice Line - Tel 0808 801 0327 / National Men's Advice Line website
Galop: Making life safe, just and fair for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people - Tel 020 7704 2040 / Galop Website
The Survivors Trust - Tel 0808 8010818 / The Survivors Trust Website