Everyone has the right to live free from abuse and violence. If you or someone you know is suffering, the information and contacts below will point you towards getting the help and support you need.
Argyll and Bute Violence against Women Partnership
All women, children and young people have within Argyll and Bute have the right to live free from gender based violence. The Argyll and Bute Violence against Women Partnership is committed to ensuring support is provided. The information here aims to provide information to those who have suffered, or witnessed, domestic abuse.
Women’s Aid is a free confidential service which offers information, support and, if needed, a safe place to stay for women, children and young people who have or are experiencing domestic abuse and other forms of violence against women.
Argyll & Bute Women’s Aid Office 0870 241 3548
Dunoon 01369 706636
Helensburgh and Lomond 01436 677434
Isle of Bute 01700 503354
Kintyre 01586 55 0222
Oban 01631 567089
Social Work can offer you unbiased, sympathetic, practical and emotional support in a safe and confidential setting.
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm - 01546 605517
Emergency Out of Hours Service - 01631 566491 or 01631 569712
Council Text for all departments - 07624808798
The Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre offers free and confidential face to face, group, telephone and email support to survivors (13+) who have been raped, sexually assaulted and/or sexually abused, whether recent or historic.
Rape Crisis Office 01369 700800 Website : www.rapecrisiscentre-argyll-bute.org.uk
Helpline Women: 0800 1214 685 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Helpline Men: 0800 0320 399 email@example.com
Argyll and Bute Homeless Service can help with emergency accommodation, permanent housing, advice on the legal rights of spouses and co-habitees, and referral to support agencies.
Campbeltown 01586 559054
Dunoon 01369 708680
Helensburgh 01436 658806
Lochgilphead 01546 604763
Oban 01631 567926
Rothesay 01700 501332
Emergency Out of Hours: 0800 587 7258
Council Text for all departments: 07624808798
Strathclyde Police are committed to providing a professional, caring and sensitive approach to incidents of domestic abuse and violence against women. They offer the services of specially trained Public Protection Officers in the following areas:
Campbeltown 01586 862200
Clydebank 0141 532 3300 (covers Helensburgh area)
Dunoon 01369 763000
Oban 01631 510500
Rothesay 01700 894000
Female officers are available if required.
Minor Injuries and Accident & Emergency services are provided 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week in the following hospitals:
Campbeltown Hospital: 01586 552224
Dunoon General Hospital: 01369 704341
Islay Hospital: 01496 301010
Oban General Hospital: 01631 567500
Dunaros Hospital (Mull): 01680 300392
Victoria Hospital (Bute): 01700 502943
Mid Argyll Hospital: 01546 602323
NHS 24: 08454 24 24 24
Home-Start provides support to families with at least one child under 5 years of age in Oban, Kintyre, Mid Argyll, Jura, Islay, and Cowal and Bute.
Campbeltown 01586 551140
Oban 01631 566749
Argyll Voluntary Action's Survive and thrive team provide support for adults and children who have experienced domestic abuse. Find out more information on the Argyll Voluntary Action website