Blackburn Darwen and District Without Abuse

Blackburn Darwen and District Without Abuse

At a glance


  • Children / families
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Counselling / advice
  • Local / community
  • Men
  • Women

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BDDWA exists to assist in the relief of people who have suffered or who are at risk of suffering domestic abuse, through the provision of support, advice and accommodation.

Our aim is to secure the safety of those affected by domestic abuse and support their development so that each individual is helped to grow and fulfil their potential into the future.  We are against all forms of abuse whether the abuse is: physical, verbal, psychological, emotional, sexual or financial.


The WISH centre is often the first point of contact for people in Blackburn with Darwen who are experiencing domestic abuse. Trained staff are available to discuss choices and options in a non-judgemental way, providing emotional and practical support including -

  • Information on and access to emergency, temporary accommodation
  • Access to our outreach support service
  • Access to IDVA and YPVA service
  • Access to counselling
  • Access to specialist courses for men and women
  • Specialist services for children affected by domestic abuse
  • Appointments at the free legal surgery
  • Signposting and information about other local agencies

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