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Birmingham LGBT’s domestic abuse service


Our Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) service provides support to LGBT people in Birmingham and the wider areas, who are experiencing abuse from partners, ex-partners and family members. We also support LGBT people who are experiencing, or are at risk of honour based violence and forced marriage.

We provide a safe and supportive environment where you can discuss the issues you have been experiencing. We don’t apply pressure, or tell people which decisions to make. We try to empower people to make informed decisions about their situation. We also provide crisis intervention, advocacy, safety planning, emotional and practical support.

No one should live in fear of the person they love. If you recognise yourself, or someone you know as experiencing abuse, please get in touch with us by completing the form on the Contact page on our website, or by calling us on 0121 643 0821, or emailing idva@blgbt.org



We have also launched the Rainbow Project, which is a group work programme for Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans (LBT) women who are experiencing, or have experienced domestic abuse. This is an 8 week programme and specific to the needs of LBT women.

If you are interested in attending the Rainbow Project programme, please get in touch with the IDVA team by calling us on 0121 643 0821 or emailing us idva@blgbt.org

For LGBT support, call Switchboard on 0300 330 0630.

Support is also available through the 24hr National DV helpline on 0808 2000 247.

In an emergency, please call 999.

How we can help

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Contact Information

If you or someone you know would like to access support in relation to domestic violence then please contact us on 0121 643 0821.


If you are at immediate risk of harm then please dial 999

Related Reading

BLOG International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Domestic violence info for Trans* people
Domestic violence info for lesbian and bisexual women