Who are Aylesbury Women’s Aid?
Aylesbury Women’s Aid is a charity that was set up in 1986 by a small group of women who were concerned that there was no provision for women being abused by their partners in the Aylesbury Vale area. Since that time, we have grown as an organisation and provide a range of support to women who are experiencing abuse.
What is Domestic Abuse?
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
In our view domestic violence is physical, sexual, psychological or financial violence that takes place within an intimate or family-type relationship and that forms a pattern of coercive and controlling behaviour regardless of gender or sexuality.
This can include forced marriage and so-called ‘honour crimes’. Domestic violence may include a range of abusive behaviours, not all of which are in themselves inherently ‘violent’.
Who can help?
Asking for support and advice is often a very difficult thing to do if you are feeling isolated or low in yourself. You may not even feel that you deserve to have support.
It is important to know that there are services out there that can provide advice at the right level for you, your children, family and friends.
Often the first step to breaking the cycle of abuse is sharing your problem with another person whether that is through the helpline, outreach worker or a support group.
Advice and Support Lines
|Aylesbury Women’s Aid:||01296 437777||www.aylesburywomensaid.org.uk
|In an emergency always call 999