Domestic abuse is incidents or patterns of abusive or controlling behaviour which can include violent behaviour, by a family member. Domestic abuse can be more difficult to escape when people have the additional worry of their immigration status. Our Adult and family advice service has a dedicated female worker to support those at risk of domestic abuse to help them work out their options and find the support they need.

Who is this for?

Refugees, asylum seekers and migrants at risk of domestic abuse

“I really feel better since Asylum Welcome have been helping me. They make no judgements; I am free to be myself. A few months ago I thought every good thing had ended for me but at last I am hopeful that things are getting better.”

What can we offer?

  • Confidential, independent advice on your situation from our family support worker
  • Referrals for legal advice and support to resolve your immigration status
  • Referrals to specialist domestic abuse services 
  • Support and advice to keep you safe

Do you need help?

We are available on Mondays to Fridays, between 9.30am and 4pm. If you need advice or support then you can phone us on 01865 722082, email us at or WhatsApp us on 07784 300683. You can also read about what we do and how to get help in English عربى  shqip  tetum  français  پښتو  زمانی کوردی اردو  فارسی.

For further advice on what domestic abuse is please see Women’s aid:

For Oxfordshire and Berkshire domestic abuse helpline please contact:

In an emergency please call the police on 999