Bridging to Change is a Manchester-based service for perpetrators of domestic violence and their partners or ex-partners.

Bridging to Change is a Domestic Abuse Service promoting the safety of victims (both adult and children) affected by domestic violence and abuse, mainly by working with those who perpetrate the abuse.

For further information about domestic abuse, our services and how to access them, click on the links below.

To discuss these services or arrange an appointment, please email bridgingtochange@talklistenchange.org.uk or call us on 0161 872 1100.

What is domestic abuse?

Please note that we are not an emergency service and if you or anyone else is in immediate danger please dial 999 and contact the police.

The UK government defines domestic violence as:

‘Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.’

This can encompass but is not limited to the following types of abuse:

  • psychological
  • physical
  • sexual
  • financial
  • emotional

Controlling behaviour is:

a range of acts designed to make a person subordinate and/or dependent by isolating them from sources of support, exploiting their resources and capacities for personal gain, depriving them of the means needed for independence, resistance and escape and regulating their everyday behaviour.

Coercive behaviour is:

an act or a pattern of acts of assault, threats, humiliation and intimidation or other abuse that is used to harm, punish, or frighten their victim.

This definition, which is not a legal definition, includes so called ‘honour’ based violence, female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage. It is clear that victims are not confined to one gender or ethnic group.

Find out more below:

Location

346 Chester Road,
Manchester,
M16 9EZ

Telephone

0161 872 1100

Email

enquiries @talklistenchange.org.uk

Working Hours

Mon-Fri 09:00 - 21:00
Closed Saturday & Sunday

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