Key Unlocking Futures
Key Unlocking Futures

Domestic Abuse Support

Domestic Abuse Support

Key Unlocking Futures helps people 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.


We also operate a 24 hour domestic abuse helpline for people in South Ribble and Chorley.


Please note that in life-threatening or dangerous situations you must always contact 999.


We offer inclusive, non-judgemental and respectful services to anyone who needs us regardless of background, race, ethnicity, age, gender expression, disability, sex, sexual orientation, religion or age.


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.


Domestic Abuse Outreach Service


Key's domestic abuse outreach service helps people in the community regardless of gender 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.  Domestic abuse is most commonly perpetrated by men against women but this doesn't mean that men aren't affected too.


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


To refer to our Domestic Abuse Outreach Service please email: 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.


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Useful links

Women experiencing domestic abuse can 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.  Should you be a man in need of refuge please contact Safenet on 0300 303 3581.


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



Please telephone 0300 3033 581 or find out more at

Lancashire Refuges is our countywide domestic abuse support service in partnership with Fylde Coast Women’s Aid (FCWA), The Liberty Centre in West Lancs and Key Unlocking Futures in South Ribble and Chorley Women’s Refuge.

Together, we offer a wider level of immediate support to victims of domestic abuse with a single point of access to accept referrals from across Lancashire, in Burnley, Pendle, Lancaster, Preston, Wyre, Fylde, Leyland, Chorley and Skelmersdale.


If you are currently living at a Progress Housing Group refuge or a homelessness scheme, please get in touch with your scheme for information about your tenancy.

  • The Bridge - 01257 261509
  • Foundations/INN2 - 01772 201179
  • Parker House - 01257 234564 
  • Women’s refuges - 01772 435865