At risk of violence?
Domestic violence can happen in different ways. It is not only physical violence, it could mean threats or fear of violence, mental or sexual abuse.
If you are under threat of domestic violence we can give you advice about the ways you can get help. Our Housing Advice service is confidential and your safety will be our main concern.
What to do if you are at risk of violence
- Contact the Housing and Advice Team online, or by email, telephone or letter (our details are at the foot of this page);
- Or you can visit our Long Stratton office, Monday to Friday (not bank holidays) between:
- 8:45am and 5:00pm Monday to Wednesday;
- 9:30 am to 5:00pm Thursday, and;
- 8:45am to 4:15pm Friday.
- If you are homeless in an emergency outside these times you can telephone 01508 533633.
If you are under threat of domestic violence we can advise you about how you can get help. There are three main things you can do:
- Apply for a Court Order – this is a written order from a Court telling someone to do something or not do something, for example telling a man not to harass, threaten or be violent towards a woman or her children.
- Move into a refuge – these are hostels which provide secure emergency accommodation for women who are under threat of domestic violence.
- Make a homelessness application to us (or another Council) – homelessness doesn't just mean you haven't got a home. You can be homeless if you cannot return to your home because of the threat of violence. More on homelessness.
We can give you more advice about all of these options, as well as about making your home more secure. Contact the Housing & Advice Team for more information.
Related pages on this website
Contact Citizens Advice Bureau
Norwich District Citizens Advice Bureau
Norwich District Citizens Advice Bureau provides impartial advice and help on housing issues. Their contact details are:
St Vedast House
08 444 111 444 After working hours recorded information
08 444 111 444 Advice Line
Advice Guide online
The Citizens Advice Bureau's online help guide with reliable, up-to-date information on topics like housing & homelessness, benefits, employment and debt.
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South Norfolk House
Norwich NR15 2XE
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Last updated on: 19 March 2013