Our Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) service provides support to LGBT people in Birmingham and across the West Midlands, 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, forced marriage and female genital mutilation.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Are you in a relationship with someone who:
IF YOU ANSWERED YES TO A NUMBER OF THE ABOVE, YOU COULD BE IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP.
If your partner, ex-partner or family member has assaulted you, or you are afraid for your own or others’ safety, in an emergency, always ring 999.