Experiencing domestic abuse

Key Unlocking Futures helps families who have experienced or are at risk of domestic abuse and violence.

We support people across Chorley & South Ribble to take back control and build brighter futures for themselves and their families.

Women's Refuges

Key Unlocking Futures manages the women's refuge in South Ribble (Clare House) and Chorley Women's Refuge.

We offer a safe and compassionate environment where lives can be rebuilt.

It is purpose-built for women and children who are experiencing domestic violence or living in fear of a partner or family member.

Clare House also manages the domestic abuse helpline for people in South Ribble and Chorley.

Domestic Abuse Outreach Service

Key's domestic abuse outreach service helps people in the community to:

  • Stay Safe
  • Find and make a home
  • Work through their recover
  • Develop trusting relationships
  • Build Resilience       

What is domestic abuse?

It is the abuse of a partner within an intimate or family relationship and the use of intimidation to control someone. It can be physical, psychological, financial or sexual.

What should I do if someone I know is suffering domestic abuse?

If you are suffering from abuse at home or you know someone who is, please call our domestic abuse helpline to speak to an advisor in confidence on 01772 435865. The line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Speak to us by the live chat facility on this page or text us on 07790971237, available between 10 am and 4 pm, Monday to Friday, alternatively email us at clarehouse@keycharity.org.uk

To refer to our Domestic Abuse Outreach Service please email: DAOutreach@keycharity.org.uk or contact us on 01772 435865.

Covering your tracks

If you are concerned that your visit to this or other websites might be tracked by your partner, please visit the women's aid website for help.


Useful links

Women experiencing domestic abuse can also contact the National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247 to talk in strict confidence and to get advice.

Men experiencing domestic violence can contact the Men's Advice Line on 0808 801 0327.

Homeless due to Domestic Violence
Womens Aid
South Ribble Council housing advice
Preston housing advice





Contact our women's refuge