If you or somebody you know is experiencing or has experienced domestic abuse or sexual violence, we can help.  

We can signpost you to other services that can help and support you. We'll be sensitive to your situation at all times, and we'll do everything we can to help. 

We can offer flexible range of solutions to assist you to live safely and securely, taking into account your particular circumstances, as well as what may be possible or is appropriate.  

You can contact your Neighbourhood Manager for more help and advice.  



Making a Stand

As a housing association, we provide a home for thousands of people across Newport. A home should be safe and secure – and yet, for many, home is anything but safe as they experience domestic abuse behind closed doors.

We have signed the ‘Make a Stand’ pledge, demonstrating our commitment to tackling domestic abuse and sexual violence experienced by our residents across Newport.

The pledge is an initiative developed by the Chartered Institute of Housing in partnership with Women’s Aid and the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance, created to encourage housing organisations to make a commitment to support people experiencing domestic abuse.


What is domestic abuse?

Domestic abuse is an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour, including sexual violence, in the majority of cases by a partner or ex-partner, but also by a family member or carer. It is very common.

Domestic abuse can include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Coercive control (a pattern of intimidation, degradation, isolation and control with the use or threat of physical or sexual violence)
  • Psychological and/or emotional abuse 
  • Physical or sexual abuse
  • Financial or economic abuse
  • Harassment and stalking
  • Online or digital abuse


National Domestic Abuse Helpline

The National Domestic Violence Helpline is a free, confidential helpline run by Women’s Aid and Refuge for anyone experiencing domestic abuse and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Women’s Aid

Women’s Aid provide a range of information and support on domestic abuse, including support for those experiencing domestic abuse and for people who are concerned that others may be.


Respect is the UK membership organisation for work with domestic violence perpetrators, male victims of domestic abuse and young people’s violence in close relationships. Visit the Respect website.

Helpline for people concerned about their behaviour – 0808 802 4040

Helpline for men experiencing domestic abuse – 0808 801 0327


Live Fear Free

Live Fear Free is a Welsh Government website, providing information and advice for those suffering with violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence. The website is also an important resource for the Live Fear Free Helpline which is wholly funded by Welsh Government. 
The helpline is primarily for those suffering with domestic abuse and sexual violence, but you can call them regarding any form of violence and they will refer you to a service in your area. 

Text service: 078600 77333 
Email: info@livefearfreehelpline.wales