Domestic Abuse – A message & info from #Coventry City #UNISON


Domestic Abuse… Women’s Aid defines domestic abuse as an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading, and violent behaviour, including sexual violence, in the majority of cases by a partner or ex-partner, but also by a family member or carer. It is very common.

Domestic abuse can include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Coercive control (a pattern of intimidation, degradation, isolation, and control with the use or threat of physical or sexual violence)
  • Psychological and/or emotional abuse
  • Physical or sexual abuse
  • Financial or economic abuse
  • Harassment and stalking
  • Online or digital abuse

Members who are suffering from domestic abuse may well be finding that lockdown is increasing their isolation and their abuse.  UNISON has produced a leaflet which we have attached that talks about domestic abuse and the support you can expect.


For services, here is a list:

Coventry Haven
Coventry Haven help women and children who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse by providing safe housing and a range of support services. You can find out more by calling 02476444077 or via

Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre
The Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre provides support, information and advocacy to female victims and supervisors of sexual violence. You can find out more by calling 02476 277 777 or via

Galop is the national lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans charity intended to help raise awareness and combat same-sex domestic violence and abuse. You can find out more by calling 0800 999 5428 or via

Men’s Aid
Men’s Aid help provide practical advice and support to men who have been abused. You can find out more calling 0333 567 0556 or via

National Domestic Abuse Helpline
The National Domestic Abuse Helpline is run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge. It gives support, help and information for women experiencing domestic violence. You can find out more by calling 0808 2000 247 or via

Valley House
Valley House offer support for people who are over 16 years of age and suffer from domestic abuse. You can find out more by calling 0800 328 9084 or via