Independent Choices Greater Manchester
Who we are
Welcome to Independent Choices
The organisation was founded in 1978 as the Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline. We offer a range of direct support services to women experiencing domestic abuse in the Greater Manchester area and beyond.
Each year three million women in Britain experience rape, domestic violence, stalking or other violence.
Your help would greatly enable us to achieve our Vision, that all women and their dependents are made aware of their rights and offered choices so that they can live without the fear of domestic abuse.
The Helpline recieves over 5,500 incoming contacts each year and with recent funding cuts we need your support more than ever!!
Organise your own event!- If you have an event and would like to donate to the Helpline then please let us know and we will support you where we can- Thank you!
The focus of the work of the organisation includes the services of the Domestic Abuse Helpline which receives over 5,000 calls each year. One seventh of the calls are from the South Asian community and we meet this need through our Community Language Helpline Service in Urdu and Punjabi. We couldnt do all this work without the support of dedicated volunteers.
A key part of our work is to ensure there is a high level of awareness in society of domestic abuse and its effects to well being. We believe that we can all have a role to support or help others who maybe suffering. Domestic abuse is not just physical violence but can also be emotional, sexual, economic and psychological. We work to ensure that women and children do not suffer in silence and that there is a choice of support and advice services in Greater Manchester from prevention to crisis.
We also provide an LGBT Domestic Abuse service in partnership with the LGBT Foundation. Our Independent Domestic Violence Advisor service supports LGBT people experiencing domestic abuse from the Greater Manchester areas.