Domestic Violence Aware Practice
The staff in your GP practice are trained to ask about domestic abuse and specialist workers are available to support you. Your practice is an ‘IRIS’ practice. You can talk to the doctors, nurses or other staff working here, if you are being hurt or controlled by your current or ex-partner, are afraid of someone at home or a member of your family.
The IRIS service is for all GP patients and staff, both women and men, aged 16 or over, whatever age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity or background. IRIS’s oldest patient so far is over 80.
Social isolation can increase stress at home, impacting on you and your family’s well-being. Your GP practice is here to help you.
Please contact your GP or Practice Nurse for help and advice. They will refer you to the practice’s IRIS worker, the ‘IRIS Advocate Educator’.
IRIS Office - 0161 820 8416 (9am - 4.30pm)
In an emergency call the Police on 999.
Silent Solutions Police
In an emergency call 999 for emergency services.
If you cannot safely speak to the operator to ask for the Police,
stay on the line and the call will be forwarded to an operating system.
Press 55 to be transferred to the local police force as an emergency.
Silent Call to Police: 999, wait, then 55
24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline
Telephone: 0808 2000 247
Men’s Advice Line - 0808 8010327
Domestic Abuse affects men too – helpline support for male victims.
Manchester Women’s Aid Helpline - 0161 660 7999
For advice on how to cover your tracks on-line go to: https://www.womensaid.org.uk/cover-your-tracks-online/