Domestic Abuse

What is Domestic Abuse?

Domestic abuse is when the behaviour of someone close to you causes you harm. Domestic abuse can be physical, psychological, emotional, sexual or financial. Domestic abuse includes threatening behaviour. Domestic abusers are usually a person’s spouse, partner, ex- partner or other close family member. Most people affected by domestic abuse are women, but many men are abused by their partners.

What can Merthyr Tydfil Housing Solutions do to help?

We can put you in touch with specialist agencies that can help you.We can complete a risk assessment with you to check what you need; we can work with our partner agencies to arrange to fit extra security measures to your home if you wish to remain. We can advise you on rent, housing benefits and debt.

Where are the specialist agencies?

If you click on the logos it will take you to the website of the agencies we currently work with.

























What if I want to stay in my home?

You can take legal action to allow you to stay in your home and keep out the person abusing you. The courts can do this by way of an ‘Occupation Order’ which says who has the right to live in your home. They may also grant a ‘Non Molestation Order’ which sets out the way your partner must behave in the future and stops them threatening and harassing you.