Domestic abuse support in Cumbria

On 29 April 2021 the government enacted the Domestic Abuse Act 2021. This places a duty on Cumbria County Council to assess the need for support and prepare strategies to provide services for victims in safe accommodation and to provide domestic abuse survivors with community in-reach services. 

Domestic abuse includes:

  • coercive control
  • emotional abuse
  • physical or sexual abuse
  • financial abuse
  • harassment or stalking
  • online abuse

Support services are available across Cumbria 


To report an incident or in an emergency:

Cumbria police non-emergency call 101 or Cumbria Police online, in an emergency always call 999 


In an emergency, please contact your local Borough Council: 

Allerdale: 01900 702660 

Copeland: 01946 598300 

Barrow: 01229 876599 

South Lakes: 01539 73333

Carlisle: 01228 817079

Eden: 01768 817817


Gateway 4 Women (Carlisle): 01228 212090  admin@cumbriagateway.co.uk

Women Out West (Whitehaven): 01946 550103  contactus@womenoutwest.co.uk

Women Community Matters (Barrow): 01229 311102  reception@womenscommunitymatters.org

Freedom Project (West Cumbria) women and men affected by Domestic Abuse: 01942 262 270 hope@freedom-project-west-cumbria.org.uk

Springfield (South Lakeland- refuge support takes referrals Nationwide): 01539726171 cs@springfieldsupport.orgrefuge@springfieldsupport.org


Cumbria Victim Support: 0300 3030 157 (local) Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and 24/7 Support Line 0808 1689 111 Cumbria.Admin@victimsupport.org.uk

Safety Net for women and men affected by Domestic Abuse: County Wide Service: 01228 515859 office@safetynet.org


National LGBT Domestic Abuse Victims: 0800 9995428 

Mankind Initiative: 01823 334244 and Men's Advice Line 0808 8010327 

24 Hour National Domestic Abuse Freephone helpline: 01942 262 270

National Child Line: 0800 1111