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Help in Sevenoaks

79 services found

There are a range of support services available across Kent and Medway that can provide advice to individuals experiencing domestic abuse. In addition there are a number of national domestic abuse specialist services that offer 24/7 telephone advice...

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Survivors Trust

The Survivors Trust is the largest umbrella agency for specialist rape and sexual abuse services in the UK and has been providing infrastructure support to our members for the past 15 years. We have 124 member agencies based in the UK and Ireland providing information, advice, support and therapy to over 80,000 individual survivors each year.

Our services work with victims and survivors of all ages, all genders, of all forms of sexual violence, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation, including support for partners and family members.

The Survivors Trust and its members are committed to the fair treatment of people regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age or physical/learning disability.

For information, advice or emotional support, call our free, confidential helpline number below.

Call

08088 010 818 (Calls to 0808 80 numbers are free from landlines and mobile phones within the UK and do not appear on itemised bills)

Email

Website

https://www.thesurvivorstrust.org/national-helplines

Open hours

Weekdays: 10am – 8:30pm (Please note that there will be male advisors on Thursday mornings)
Saturdays: 10am – 12:30pm, 1:30pm – 4:30pm and 6pm – 8:30pm
Sundays: 1:30pm – 4:30pm and 6pm – 8:30pm
24 hour answer machine

Shelter

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services.

Talk to an expert housing adviser via our free helpline if you’re in urgent need of housing advice.

You should use this line if:

  • you have nowhere to sleep, or might be homeless soon
  • you have somewhere to sleep, but nowhere to call home
  • you are/could be at risk of harm

Call

0808 800 4444

Website

https://england.shelter.org.uk/get_help

Open hours

Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 9am - 5pm

Paladin Stalking Service

Paladin is a trauma-informed service established to assist high risk victims of stalking in England and Wales. Our unique team of accredited Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworkers (ISACs) ensure that high risk victims of stalking are supported and that a coordinated community response is developed locally to keep victims and their children safe.

Stalking is a pattern of repeated and persistent unwanted behaviour that is intrusive and engenders fear, it is when one person becomes fixated or obsessed with another and the attention is unwanted. Threats may not be made but victims may still feel scared. Importantly threats are not required for the criminal offence of stalking to be prosecuted.

Call

020 3866 4107

Email

Website

https://paladinservice.co.uk/

Open hours

Weekdays (except Wednesdays): 9am - 3pm
Wednesdays: 10am - 5pm

Safe and Well Visits

Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) can provide a free Safe and Well visit to anyone who feels unsafe in their home; where there has been domestic abuse, an arson threat, if the perpetrator has a history of arson of firesetting behaviour or if there are no working smoke alarms.

We can offer a letterbox seal, external mailbox, smoke alarms and home fire safety advice – the service is completely free.

Call

0800 923 7000

Email

Website

https://www.kent.fire-uk.org/your-safety/home-safety/

Open hours

Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm (Letterbox seals are avalaible out of hours via KFRS control if urgent)

Kent Homeless Connect

Kent Homeless Connect helps vulnerable people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

We offer a network of specialist services that prevents people from losing their homes. If people have already become homeless we help them to access and maintain accommodation.

We use an integrated approach to help people who need additional support to avoid or recover from homelessness.

We help people to be healthy, find a stable home, or manage their tenancy or their finances so that they can move away from homelessness for good.

Kent Homeless Connect is delivered by Porchlight and Look Ahead on behalf of Kent County Council.

Rethink Mental Illness – Asian Mental Health Helpline

The Rethink Mental Illness – Sahayak Asianline offers a culturally sensitive listening and information service for the Asian community and is for anyone affected by mental health issues – whether they are service users, carers or friends and people affected by domestic abuse.

Callers may speak to us in Asian languages (Gujarati, Punjabi, Hindu, and Urdu) or English.

When you call the helpline you can expect to be listened to, treated with dignity and respect, given emotional support and signposted to useful sources of information.

Calls to our number are free and will not show up on your bill.

Call

0808 800 2073 (Helpline)

Website

https://www.rethink.org/help-in-your-area/services/advice-and-helplines/rethink-sahayak-asian-mental-health-helpline/

Open hours

Monday - Wednesday between 4pm - 7pm
Tuesday - Thursday between 12 midday - 3pm

Counselling Directory

Find your nearest counsellor or therapist by using the weblink below.

Alcohol and Drug Support

Alcohol and drug misuse causes a wide range of problems for families and communities as well as for the person with the alcohol or drug problem.

Use this website to search the services available in your area.

Alternatives to Violence Project

The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) organises group workshops for people from all backgrounds who want to handle conflict well.

Address

Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square, London, N1 6HT View map

Cats Protection – Paws Protect

Domestic abuse and pets can make for an unsafe situation, which is why we offer our Paws Protect cat fostering service. Through a network of cat fosterers, the service provides a retreat for pets of those going into a refuge until the owner has a safe place to live and they can be reunited.

All information between the cat owner and foster carer is kept confidential. Our fosterers do not know the identity or whereabouts of the cat owner and vice versa, ensuring complete anonymity.

While it is not possible for the owner to visit their cat while it is being fostered, the Paws Protect team visit the fosterer on a regular basis and provide monthly updates to the owner to give them peace of mind.

Paws Protect covers all the costs of fostering for domestic abuse – including cat food, feeding bowls, beds, vaccinations etc so owners know their pet is receiving the best care. We’re only able to do this thanks to generous support from the public.