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RISE provides specialist support to help individuals and families in the Brighton area affected by domestic abuse.

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Domestic or sexual abuse or violence can happen to anyone, regardless of gender expression, sexual orientation or age.

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If you're reading this, the chances are that you or someone you know will have been affected. You can click here to find out more about domestic abuse and the effects it can have.

Our Helpline is open to all callers and can answer and support many queries. We have many specialist staff supporting people from a variety of backgrounds who have specific needs:

Mothers and Children

We have a specialist worker and services for mothers and their children, you can contact our Helpline to find out more.

You can also find general advice and support about parents and children by clicking here.

Black and Minoritised Communities

If you are from a minoritised community and want specialist support and information, please visit this page on our website >>

LGBTQ+ housing support service

If you are LGBTQ+, are concerned that you may be in an abusive relationship, are struggling with housing, or need to flee, we have a specialist worker who can help you.

Contact our Helpline or find out more on our LGBTQ+ page.


Older Women and Disabled Women

We have a weekly free drop-in for women experiencing domestic abuse who are:

  • living with a long-term health condition
  • living with an impairment
  • neurodivergent
  • women aged 55+

Any friend or family member concerned about someone who fits into these groups is also welcome to attend.

The drop-in is a safe space to talk through your concerns, get free advice or find out more about your options. No need to book an appointment. Simply turn up and follow the signs, or ask any member of staff for RISE.

Every Monday 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hove Library
182-186 Church Road,
Hove, BN3 2EG

For more information, email: [email protected]

Every First Monday of the month 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

The drop-ins will be additionally supported by Hourglass. The Hourglass mission is simple: end the harm, abuse and exploitation of older people in the UK. This means that on the first Monday of the month, our weekly drop-ins will be able to support older women facing any type of abuse. The drop-in remains open for women with a long-term health condition or impairment and concerned friends/family members.

More information on Hourglass can be found here.

For any questions, please contact [email protected]

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Whether you are currently in an abusive relationship or have experienced one in the past and are still dealing with the effects, we can help you.

You can get in touch by calling 01273 622 822.

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RISE offers emotional support and practical advice to survivors of domestic abuse and their families living in Brighton and Hove.
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