Specialist Domestic Violence Scheme
Domestic Violence is a criminal act that is usually inflicted on an individual in the family home by the spouse (husband or wife), or the spouse and extended family members.
Perpetrators of domestic violence use this as a method to control and dis-empower their partners, particularly if you have arrived in the UK on a Spouse Visa.
If you are on a Spouse Visa you may be told that no one can help you. This is not true, you may be able to access the Destitute Domestic Violence Concession or access some other support.
You can visit the Home Office website for more information about Spouse visas.
Women’s Aid & Refuge Helpline: 0808 2000 247
If you are in immediate danger telephone 999 and tell the police that you are a victim of domestic abuse and need immediate help.