We recognise the ways in which lesbian, gay, bisexual people and trans people can experience abuse and the barriers that can sometimes prevent you from accessing support. Additionally, although heterosexual and LGBTQ+ people may experience similar patterns of domestic abuse, there are some specific issues that are unique to the experiences of LGBTQ+ people, which may include:
You may also experience increased isolation if you do not have a supportive family or friendship group.
We can provide a safe and supportive environment where you can discuss the issues you are facing in confidence, without fear of your sexual orientation or gender identity being shared. We can provide practical support around keeping safe and help with issues like housing that you have experienced due to the abuse. We can also help you to access other specialist agencies and services, such as welfare benefits, counselling and other support groups.
“I would say to anyone going through this awful situation please get in touch with IDAS, they will help lift that burden and I would like to say a massive thank you to them for everything they do.. I don’t think they can ever understand what a difference they make in people’s lives.”
The national LGBTQ+ helpline is run by LGBTQ+ people and provides a safe and confidential space for you to talk through what is happening for you and explore your options
Tel: 0800 999 5428Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
free support for trans and non-binary domestic abuse victims in the UK
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IDAS is the largest specialist charity in Yorkshire supporting people affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.