Local Domestic Abuse Support Services


Next Chapter work with survivors of domestic abuse to help them make choices to reclaim their lives and begin their next chapter. 

To get help call 0330 333 7444 (24/7) or 01206 500585 

Alternatively use their Online Chat Facility

If you want to stay in your current home Colchester Borough Homes specialist Officers can give you support and advice on what to do next.

They can provide emotional support along with practical help and advice with your tenancy and talk to you about additional security measures to your home which will help to keep you safe.


Essex and National Support Networks

The Southend, Essex and Thurrock domestic abuse partnership website provides advice and information on services for those affected by domestic abuse.

Women’s National Domestic Violence Advice Line (24 hour helpline)   0808 2000 247 

Men’s National Advice Line: 0808 8010 327 

Forced Marriage Unit: 020 7008 0151