Plymouth Domestic Abuse Service (PDAS)
Plymouth Domestic Abuse Services (PDAS) provides practical, non-judgemental support, advice and protection for all victims of domestic abuse. We provide support for individuals and families in the Plymouth area, including confidential advice, one-to-one and group support sessions. You have the right to feel safe.
How we can support you
Domestic abuse is any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over, who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality. Abuse can include but is not limited to: psychological, physical, sexual, financial and emotional.
We run several courses which support, inform and empower victims and survivors of domestic abuse.
Whether you are in the process of leaving a relationship, wish to stay or have left, we can help. We can provide office or community-based support, whichever is most appropriate. You can take part in regular one-to-one and group support sessions, which take place in a safe, non-judgemental environment where you can talk in confidence about your feelings and concerns. We also have a refuge where you can feel safe and we can arrange to have an interpreter available in your preferred language, if English is not your first language - including British Sign Language.
As well as training professionals to better recognise and deal with domestic abuse, we can provide you with the following practical, confidential advice and emotional support:
- Safety planning
- Co-ordinating a safe transfer to a refuge or safe house
- Referring you to other support agencies, including legal and benefits advice
- Supporting you through the criminal justice process
- Advising you on your housing options
- Offering you opportunities for socialising and activities in the local community
- Building your confidence and self-esteem
- Helping you to build your future and move on with your life
Am I eligible?
To be eligible for support at PDAS, applicants must:
- Be aged 16 or over
- Have experienced, or are currently experiencing any form of domestic abuse
- Live within Plymouth
How to apply
To apply, please call 0800 458 2558 (Freephone).
To contact our refuge, call 01752 562 286 (9am to 5pm).
If you are in immediate danger, call 999.
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- 17 to 25 years old
- 26 to 64 years old
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