Plymouth Domestic Abuse Services (PDAS)

Palace Street, Plymouth PL1 0800 458 2558

Refuge: 01752 562 286

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm, Wednesday 8am to 8pm, first Saturday of the month 9am to 12.30pm

In a non-emergency, call 101. Alternatively, call the Women’s Aid 24-hour helpline: 0808 2000 247. In an emergency, call 999.

At PDAS, we provide practical, non-judgemental support, advice and protection for all victims of domestic abuse. We offer a wide range of help to individuals and families in the Plymouth area, including confidential advice, one-to-one and group support sessions, and a refuge. You have the right to feel safe.
 

What is domestic abuse?

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.

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How we support you

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.

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

Further information

For more details, download the PDAS information leaflet (PDF 735KB). Alternatively if you have any questions about the support we provide, please contact us directly.

We also run several courses which support, inform and empower victims and survivors of domestic abuse, including:

View Anne's story to see how PDAS was able to help her escape domestic violence.

 

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Eligibility

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 complete the confidential enquiry form below, or call 0800 458 2558 (Freephone). You can also visit our office address.

If you are in immediate danger, call 999.

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