Who Are We?

The Oasis Centre provides advice, advocacy, support and safety measures for victims of domestic abuse. The Centre works closely with other appropriate agencies to inform effective safeguarding measures and contributes to local, multi- agency safeguarding forums.

The Oasis Centre also supports the delivery of a Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programme for male perpetrators with the aim of effecting behavioural change and reducing abusive behaviour towards victims.

What is Domestic Abuse?

Domestic Abuse is the physical, emotional, financial, sexual or mental abuse of a person by another, with whom they are, or have been in an intimate relationship.

It can include:

  • Physical abuse including slapping, punching, grabbing around the throat and so on
  • Sexual abuse, including sex without consent, and/or in ways that make you feel uncomfortable or having sex to keep the abuser calm
  • Emotional and mental abuse, constant criticism, threats to you and your family, not allowing you money, food, sleep, your freedom
  • Harassment including phone calls, following you, turning up at work, sitting outside your home