Domestic violence and abuse


If your relationship or family has broken down you may need to find somewhere new to live. Your local housing department will be able to advise you on the options available to you.

District Housing Departments

Devon’s eight local authority housing departments are committed to helping victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse.

Local authorities across Devon work with a number of agencies to provide places of safety and support to victims and advice and guidance for those seeking alternative accommodation within or outside of the borough. They have signed up to a Domestic Abuse Code of Good Practice and take part in a county-wide Sanctuary Scheme which provides target hardening measures to make the home safer and more secure for those wishing to remain in their own home.

Sanctuary Scheme Protocol
Sanctuary Scheme Leaflet

If you need housing support then please contact the local housing authority in your area.

East Devon District Housing 01392 517469
Exeter City Council 01392 265726
Mid Devon District Council 01884 255255
North Devon District Housing 01271 388870
South Hams District Housing 01803 861234
Teignbridge District Housing 01626 361101
Torridge District Housing 01237 428849
West Devon Borough Housing 01822 813600
Plymouth City Council 01752 305950
Torbay Borough Council 01803 208723