Domestic abuse

Domestic Abuse can happen to anyone in society. There is no particular group of people who this happen, or does not happen to.

At South Yorkshire Housing Association (SYHA) we have pledged to support the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Make A Stand campaign.

Domestic abuse is any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between adults who are or have been in a relationship together, or between family members, regardless of gender, age, race or sexual orientation.

This could include someone hitting you, someone not allowing you to see your friends, someone opening your post or someone looking at your phone without your permission.

If you ring us and want to talk we will:

  • Investigate all incidents of domestic abuse in a sensitive and consistent manner and within an agreed time frame.
  • Support you and ensure confidentiality at all times where possible.
  • Take appropriate action against perpetrators with the full knowledge, consent and involvement of you.
  • Work in partnership with other agencies to prevent and stop domestic abuse.

Contact your neighbourhood officer at SYHA on 0114 2900 200 or your local LiveWell service.

Domestic Abuse – the regional picture

Sheffield has an estimated 18,192 to 21,691 victims of domestic abuse in the last 12 month period.

An estimated 13,232 to 14,466 females have been a victim of domestic abuse in Sheffield, in the last 12 months.

An estimated 4,763 and 7,586 males have been a victim of domestic abuse in Sheffield in the last 12 months

Only 40% of women and 28% of men believed they were a victim of domestic abuse

Only 61% of men and 88% of women told someone about the violence.

Only 23% of men (one in five) and 43% of women (two in five) told the police.

Nationally

On average two women are killed by their partner or ex-partner every week in England and Wales. (ONS, 2018)

On average the police in England and Wales receive over 100 calls relating to domestic abuse every hour. (HMIC, 2015)

At SYHA we are committed to reducing domestic abuse, whatever form it takes, and will always support victims of domestic abuse. If you are worried about a loved one we can help.

Further information

Police

If you are in immediate danger always ring 999. If you have suffered domestic abuse ring 101.

South Yorkshire Police domestic abuse advice

Derbyshire County Council domestic abuse advice

North Yorkshire domestic abuse advice

National organisations to get help and advice about domestic abuse

English National Domestic Violence Helpline – 0808 2000 247

For local information and support providers in the area, visit their web page.

Galop (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) – 0800 999 5428

Men’s Advice Line – 0808 801 0327

The Samaritans National 24-hour helpline – 116 123

Worst Kept Secret is a freephone confidential helpline for people who are affected by domestic abuse. Calls to this number will not show up on landline phone bills – 0800 028 3398

Local support providers

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) website provides links to local support providers.