financial assistance

In an emergency, dial 999

Call us on 0208 571 9595 or walk into our centre 10am-4pm Monday to Friday

Are you being abused and experiencing financial hardship? Are you being exploited financially and suffering economic abuse? Are you in debt because of abuse you have suffered?

You can contact our confidential helpline or the Financial Support Line for Victims of Domestic Abuse. It offers specialist advice to anyone experiencing domestic abuse who is in financial difficulty.

Find out more about economic abuse.

If you have no recourse to public funds, there may be help available for you. You can contact your local domestic abuse agency who can apply for our No Recourse Fund in order to provide you with temporary support with your housing and living costs.

If you have a child, you should always approach your Local Authority so that they can carry out an assessment of your children’s needs. You may be entitled to support and accommodation from Social Services.

If you have suffered abuse and are having financial problems, you may be able to access some grants, benefits and financial help.

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Women’s Aid Website

The Survivor’s Handbook: Print and Audio Versions
Making arrangements for children after separation: the role of the family courts.

Rights of Women

Rights of Women have fact sheets on residence, contact and parental responsibility that can be downloaded for free from their website.
Women lawyers provide advice on 020 7251 6577 (telephone) or 020 7490 2562 (textphone) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm and Fridays, 12 noon – 2:00 pm.


Reunite runs a 24-hour emergency service for international child abduction cases.

Their advice line on 0116 2556 234 is open Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm or for information see their website.

The Reunite Child Abduction Prevention Guide provides clear and concise information and practical steps to take if you fear your child is in danger of abduction.

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