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Find information about community support and our services during the coronavirus pandemic, on our information for residents pages, our information for businesses pages, and our community support hub page which has guidance to help coordinate community organisations.

See a summary of our Local Outbreak Control Plan and read our frequently asked questions. 

Housing Advice for People Experiencing Domestic Abuse

Housing options to help people affected by domestic abuse

If you are in a domestically abusive relationship, the Housing Options Team can give advice and assistance. We can also put you in touch with other services that can help.

Depending on your personal circumstances, we may be able to:

  • help you find a refuge placement
  • use our Safer Spaces Scheme to help make your current home a safer environment
  • put you in touch with an outreach worker who specialises in domestic abuse cases
  • provide advice on seeking an injunction or non-molestation order
  • provide advice on seeking an occupation order

For general advice and support for people affected by domestic abuse, our Reducing the Risk page contains information and sources of help. 

If you wish to seek an urgent injunction, the National Centre for Domestic Violence may be able to help.

Safer Spaces Scheme

If you are a tenant living in a housing association property please discuss this further with your housing officer who will be able to make the relevant referral. A home visit will then usually be made by the Housing Officer and any necessary works are undertaken by the maintenance teams. 

If you are not living in a housing association property then please contact our Housing Team, using the contact details below, and they can assist you with making a referral for any works to be completed.

Email: housing@westberks.gov.uk  

Telephone: 01635 519530

West Berkshire Domestic Abuse Service

If you are experiencing or feel at risk of domestic abuse, please call our West Berkshire domestic abuse service, provided by A2Dominion on their telephone helpline 0800 731 0055 between 10am and 7pm, Monday to Friday.

If safe to do so, you can also email das@a2dominion.co.uk.

There are also a number of links available at the foot of this page.

Remember - if you are in immediate danger, call 999 and ask for the police. Press 55 if you are unable to talk on the phone, where you will be assisted without having to speak.

Who To Contact