Ending a relationship, or managing a relationship after separation can be difficult. Deciding who keeps the home can be one of the issues that you have to resolve. The options you have will differ depending upon your circumstances, such as the contract of your accommodation, the status of your relationship, if you have children, and your ability to fund the accommodation. It is really important that you get advice before you make any decisions.
If your relationship has broken down and you are worried about how it will affect where you live please contact the homelessness prevention team and we will be able to advise. You can contact us on 0300 555 2345.
If you are a victim or survivor of domestic abuse then the most important thing is to stay safe.
If you are at risk of violence, or are frightened and need to leave your home because of violence or a threat of violence then call 999.
Once you are safe contact the homelessness prevention team on 0300 555 2345. We will be able to give you the help and advice you will need in order to stay safe in the first instance, and then will be able to advise you of your longer term options.
If you are experiencing violence or abuse please contact us and we will be able to help you to access support and advice.
There are also other organisations that can help you.
CHADD New Beginnings provide a range of services in Dudley for people who are suffering or have suffered as a result of Domestic Abuse.
Their services include:
• 24 hours staffed refuge accommodation for women and children.
• Satellite 'safe' houses for female and male victims with families.
• Outreach support services at your home or in a safe neutral place.
• Specialist support groups to gain awareness of the signs and effects of abuse. They will also help you to make choices for the future.
You can contact CHADD by telephone on 01384 456465, by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or you can visit their website for more information https://www.chadd.org.uk.
Alternatively you can contact the National Domestic Violence Helpline, open 24/7 by calling 0800 2000 247.
The Helpline can give support, help and information. It is staffed 24 hours a day by fully trained female helpline support workers and volunteers. All calls are completely confidential and there are translation facilities for callers whose first language is not English, and a service for callers who are deaf or hard of hearing.