If you are, or have been, affected by domestic abuse and live in Luton or nearby, you are not alone. At Luton All Women’s Centre, our specialist Domestic Abuse service can help you get out (and stay out) of a dangerous relationship, support you in coping and recovering from your experiences, and help you take the steps you need to move on to successful and independent living. We provide 1-1 advice and support, three domestic abuse support groups and can help you access solicitor's appointment.

Find out more here or contact us on 01582 416783.

There is also lots of other local and national support available. Use the resources below to find out more.

Local support

Contacting the Police:

If you believe you (or someone you know) is in immediate danger, call the Police on 999. If it’s not safe for you to speak on the phone, then tap the phone, or if you’re ringing from a mobile, you’ll be prompted to press 55, which will alert Police to come to your location. If you want to speak to the Police but it’s not urgent, call 101.

Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership (BDAP)

Bringing together key agencies in Bedfordshire to develop & deliver a local response to domestic abuse.

Stepping Stones       

Works with women who have suffered abuse, are vulnerable due to substance misuse, offending, or mental health

Women's Aid in Luton       

Providing refuge accommodation for women and their children who need to get away from an abusive situation

YMCA Bedfordshire                                                                

Providing refuge and other accommodation in Central Beds

Homestart Central Bedfordshire

Domestic abuse support groups in Central Beds

Bedford Women's Centre

Domestic abuse 1:1 and group support in Bedford


National support                                                                                                               

National Domestic Abuse Helpline (Refuge)                                                           

Open to callers 24-hours a day. Ring for free and in confidence on 0808 2000 247                                          

Refuge                                                                

National information and support. Call on 0808 2000 247                  

Women's Aid                 

National information and support with an online chat service.

GALOP - National LGBT DA Helpline                                                                                          

Provides Hate Crime, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence support services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans + victims/survivors. Call on 0300 999 5428 or 0800 9995428.

National Stalking Helpline

Operated by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, the National Stalking Helpline gives practical information, support, and advice on risk, safety planning and legislation to victims of stalking, their friends, family, and professionals working with victims. Call on 0808 802 0300.       

Paws Protect

A cat fostering service for women fleeing domestic abuse.


Articles and other resources                                                                                           

UK Government– Domestic Abuse: How to Get Help                                                   

Women's Aid – The Survivor’s Handbook

Refuge                   

Bedfordshire Police – Information and Services: Domestic Abuse