Domestic abuse – Help is available

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Domestic abuse can happen to anyone.

Domestic abuse is a crime and affects the quality of life of the victim, their family and their friends. At Incommunities we firmly believe you, our customers, have a right to live safely in your home, free from any form of abuse. That’s why we have signed up to a national campaign to tackle domestic abuse. In 2018 we joined over 300 housing associations to sign up to the Make a Stand campaign.

What is domestic abuse?

Domestic abuse can take many forms including physical and sexual abuse to controlling and coercive behaviour by a partner, ex-partner or family member. One in four women and one in six men will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime.

This also includes ‘honour based’ violence, female genital mutilation, forced marriage and incidents of human trafficking.  

The abuse can include, but is not limited to:

  • Psychological- making you feel devalued and afraid, if you are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) this may include threatening to ‘out’ you
  • Physical- kicking, punching and restraining you
  • Sexual- rape, making you do things you don’t want to do, preventing you from practicing safe sex
  • Financial - taking your money and/or controlling your money
  • Emotional - making you feel unhappy

Domestic abuse also includes controlling behaviour – such as isolating you from family and friends and coercive control which includes behaviour to frighten or humiliate you. This includes some common traits, such as:

  • Threats and intimidation- verbal aggression, escalating to physical violence
  • Control- limiting access to your money, restricting your contact with family and friends, controlling your diet. Preventing you from making your own decisions, acting possessively and excessively jealous
  • Disrespect- putting you down, criticising you in front of family and friends, calling you insulting names


Report abuse confidentially

We understand how difficult and frightening reporting an abuse could be, but there are people who can help and protect you.  

If you are living in an Incommunities/Sadeh Lok home and experiencing domestic abuse, we can support you in confidence. There are a number of ways you can get in touch with us;

  • If you are in immediate danger for your life, call the Police on tel: 999
  • Incommunities tenants can contact us confidentially by ringing our dedicated phone line on tel: 01274 254910, Monday to Friday 8.30am- 4.30pm - (outside of our office hours, please contact Bradford Council’s Housing Options Service by ringing 01274381999 or by email
  • Incommunities tenants can email us on:
  • Incommunities tenants can complete our confidential contact form below - (Note once you complete the form and click the 'report the issue' button, we will give you a reference number. 
Tell us about the problem

Note: Questions marked by * are mandatory


Getting help from other organisations

There are many local and national organisations who can offer help and assistance to anyone who needs it;


The Police emergency 999/ non emergency 101


Bradford & Keighley services:

Bradford Safeguarding Units 01274 376581

Bradford District Domestic Abuse Unit  01274 376744

Bradford Council Housing Options 01274 435999; (out of hours)  01274 381999 or by email

Survive and Thrive and Maze 0808 2800 999

Bradford Womens Aid 01274 666241

Oasis Project (Overcoming Abuse through Social Independence with Support) 01274 634850

Bradford Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Survivors Service 01274 308 270

Domestic Violence Services Keighley 01535 210999

Keighley Womens Aid Refuge 01535 667352/01535 210067




Kirklees Safeguarding Unit  01924 335073

Kirklees out of hours emergency service (24 hours a day)  01484 414933

Child abuse (out of hours)  01484 414933

Pennine Domestic Violence Group 0800 052 7222

Kirklees Domestic Violence Team
Empire House,Wakefield Road, Dewsbury, WF12 8DJ
01924 431491


Services for men:

Bradford Cyrenians (Service supporting male survivors of domestic abuse)

01274 481039

Men Standing Up (Housing, support and emergency accommodation for all men who are victims of domestic abuse)  0300 303 0167


National Services

National Domestic Violence Helpline (England)
Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (24hours, can direct to local services)

Women’s – Can signpost to local services and also provide refuges

Supports men affected by domestic abuse.
Helpline: 01823 334244 (Monday to Friday 10am–4pm and 7pm–9pm 

Galop (for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people)
0800 999 5428

Men’s Advice Line - support for abused men.
Tel: 0808 801 0327 or visit

National helpline for men wanting to change
0808 8024040

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