Everyone has the right to live without fear
Pandora Project offers advice, support and information to women and children affected by domestic abuse. You may live with an abusive partner or maybe traumatised by a previous relationship, we are here to support you. We offer a confidential and non-judgemental service for women living in West Norfolk and North Norfolk.
We have a live chat service that runs Mon-Fri 1pm – 3pm where people can chat confidentially with a support worker. We have a lot of clients who use this facility when it’s unsafe to talk on the phone. If people need support they can contact us via the website, via the social media channels or by using the live chat facility. If they are in danger, please always call 999.
What is Domestic Abuse?
The government definition for domestic violence and abuse is:
“Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. This can encompass but is not limited to the following types of abuse :
Controlling behaviour is: a range of acts designed to make a person subordinate and/or dependent by isolating them from sources of support, exploiting their resources and capacities for personal gain, depriving them of the means needed for independence, resistance and escape and regulating their everyday behaviour.
Coercive behaviour is: an act or a pattern of acts of assault, threats, humiliation and intimidation or other abuse that is used to harm, punish, or frighten their victim”.
This definition, which is not a legal definition, includes so-called ‘honour-based violence, female genital mutilation and forced marriage, and is clear that victims are not confined to one gender or ethnic group.
Everyone has arguments, and everyone disagrees with their partners, family members, and others close to them from time to time. We all do things at times that we regret, and which cause unhappiness to those we care about but if this begins to form a consistent pattern, then it is an indication of domestic abuse.
You can chat with a support worker using our confidential live chat service which operates Mon – Fri 1-3pm.
If you need to talk to someone about domestic abuse or you are a professional who would like to refer a client, please contact us using the form below.
If it’s an emergency or you’re in immediate danger always call 999
Update: Due to the current pandemic, we are not able to recruit volunteers at this time.
We need you! Volunteering is a great opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge. We offer a comprehensive training package, on-going development, good support and we pay expenses. If you’re interested in offering your skills and experience as a volunteer, please get in touch
If people would like to fundraise for us, they can set up a Just Giving Page which is very simple. Other ways of helping us are: to sign up with easy fundraising/ amazon Smile as we receive donations when people shop.