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Action (formerly Action Housing)

Action is a charity providing services to vulnerable people in South Yorkshire.

In Sheffield they currently provide the following services:

Sheffield Domestic Abuse Helpline - 0808 808 2241

Monday - Friday : 8.00am - 6.00pm (not bank holidays)

You can talk to them about the abuse and work through which services might work best for you with an experienced helpline worker. Or you can email the helpline on help@sheffielddact.org.uk to ask for advice and information.

The helpline offers:

advice, support and safety for people experiencing domestic and sexual abuse
a service to women, men, children, young people, practitioners and worried family members
up-to-date access to services in Sheffield and available refuge spaces
The helpline can arrange an interpreter if you need one. You can also email them in your language and they will translate it and get back to you.

Domestic Abuse Outreach Service

Action also provides a city-wide outreach service for women and men which offers:

  • ongoing emotional support
  • practical support around housing, benefits, legal services and schools
  • safety planning
  • help with children

The service also runs a self-help group work programme called Power to Change. This is for women coming out of abusive relationships which focuses on changing patterns of learned behaviour. It can also be useful for women still in abusive relationships.

You can contact the Outreach Service on 0114 270 6999.

Independent Domestic Violence Advocates (IDVAs)

Advocates provide impartial advice and support to men and women who are a high-risk victim of domestic violence to increase saftey and reduce risk. They can support you to work with services including the police and ensure your views are represented. Referrals can be made via the helpline, the website or by contacting idva.group@actionorg.uk.

Action's Domestic Abuse Services are provided through Sheffield Domestic Abuse Co-ordination Team (click to view separate entry and access the full directory of Domestic Abuse Services).

TASC (Target & Action for Safer Communities)

This service provides housing support to people over 18 who have a history of offending. You can be supported in an existing tenancy (floating support) or get support to access a property managed by Action (supported accommodation). Support can include:

  • developing confidence
  • practical living skills
  • managing debt, budgeting and benefits
  • access to other services, for example mental health support or help with drugs and alcohol
  • access to education, training and employment.

You can self-refer, refer someone or make an enquiry about hosuing services on 01709 821 251.

Contact Details

Action (formerly Action Housing) Logo

Location: Blenheim House

Street: 22 Wilkinson St

City: Sheffield

Postcode: S10 2GB

Email: help@sheffielddact.org.uk

Phone: 0808 808 2241 (Domestic Abuse Helpine)

Alt Phone: 01709 821 251 General Enquiries

Website: http://www.actionorg.uk/our-services/act

Twitter: https://twitter.com/action_housing

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