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Sanctuary Scheme

Many people live in fear in their own homes. Survivors of domestic violence often have to leave their homes as a result of the abuse or the threat of repeat incidents.

Run in partnership with Chorley Council, the Sanctuary scheme aims to offer another option for those who would otherwise have to move house and leave everything and everyone behind at a time when they need their support networks the most.

This is done by providing additional security to their property.

To be eligible to apply to the scheme you must:

• Live within the Chorley and South Ribble area

• Be a survivor of domestic violence

• Have a right to occupy the property for example have (or live with a family member who has) a tenancy in their name or own the property

• Wish to remain in that property

• The perpetrator must no longer reside at or be given access to the property.

You can email housing@southribble.gov.uk for further information.

Please note the scheme is not an emergency service and the police should be contacted if you are in immediate danger on 999.

To speak to someone about Domestic abuse you can call Clare House, South Ribble's 24-hour domestic violence helpline on 01772 435865. 

Support and advice is available for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse on 0808 801 0327.  

For further information and advice for anyone affected by domestic abuse you can visit the Women's Aid website.

There is also a dedicated support site for victims of domestic abuse run on behalf of the Safer Lancashire Network- 'Take the step' website.