We support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have experienced domestic abuse. We are a completely independent and anything you tell us is confidential.


NDAS provides LGBTQI+ people with:

  • Advice and safety planning

  • Housing advice, including options on finding safe accommodation

  • Emotional support

  • Support and assistance with dealing with the police

  • Help reporting incidents

  • Legal advice on civil or criminal protection (e.g. non-molestation orders)

  • Support through civil and criminal court system

  • Help finding solicitors


If you don’t live or work in Northumberland, you can still call the National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline:

Phone: 0300 999 5428 or 0800 999 5428 or Email: help@galop.org.uk


Domestic abuse is any kind of threatening behaviour, violence, or abuse between people who have been intimate partners or family members. This includes forced marriage, abuse relating to gender identity or sexuality and so-called honour based violence. Domestic abuse can occur between current or former intimate partners, in the home, or in the family.

Domestic abuse can take many forms, including psychological, physical, sexual, financial and emotional abuse.

You may be experiencing domestic abuse if you say yes to one or more of the following questions;

Does your partner, ex-partner, or a family member:

  • Call you names, threaten to ‘out’ you, or use put-downs?

  • Use your gender or sexuality as a basis for threats or harm?

  • Damage your property?

  • Threaten to harm you or others that you love?

  • Control your access to money?

  • Make unwanted advances or force you into unwanted sexual contact?

  • Hit, shove, grab, kick, throw things, or use other forms of physical violence on you?

  • Control your contact with friends, family, work, or the LGBT ‘scene’?

  • Threaten to harm themselves if you leave or seek help?


Hurting the one you love?

Are you hurting the one you love? Choose to STOP.


Respect phone line is a confidential helpline for men and women who are using violence or abuse in relationships. Respect can help you to start thinking about how to stop.

You can phone Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm on 0808 802 4040 or you can email at info@respectphoneline.org.uk. You can also get more information on the website: www.respectphoneline.org.uk