MK Act

MK Act is a charity in Milton Keynes which works with over 100 families’ everyday to help them move on from fear and abuse. We have been providing safe emergency accommodation in Milton Keynes for women and their children escaping domestic violence for over 40 years.

Important notice:
As a precaution, our Crisis Service have been temporarily suspended all face to face appointments due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Our team of staff and volunteers continue to work as normal but conducting where possible appointments over the phone. We will be covering all our phone numbers and email boxes as normal.
We have taken this decision to minimize the risk to clients, visitors, staff and volunteers, particularly those with pre-existing health conditions and those aged over 65.

MK-ACT Christmas opening hours are as follows:
Thursday 24th December 2020- 9am to 3pm
Friday 25th December 2020- CLOSED
Monday 28th December 2020-CLOSED
Tuesday 29th December 2020- 9am to 3pm
Wednesday 30th December 2020- 9am to 3pm
Thursday 31st December 2020- 9am to 3pm
Friday 1st January 2021- CLOSED
MK-ACT will be open on Monday 4th January 2021 at 9am.

National Domestic Violence Helpline number is 0808 2000 247, this is a free phone helpline. A 24 hours a day, 7 days a week helpline for women experiencing domestic violence.

Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic abuse. The free phone helpline number is 0808 801 0327. This is a Monday to Friday 9am-5pm service.

Samaritans Helpline number is 116 123. This is a 24 hour a day, 365 days a year free phone helpline. Samaritan offer listening and support to people and communities in times of need

If you fear for your safety in any way than contact the police immediately on 999.

The Home Office defines  domestic violence and abuse is any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, 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. The abuse can encompass, but is not limited to:

    • Psychological
    • Physical
    • Sexual
    • Financial
  • Emotional

Controlling behaviour

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

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.

Please note calls are low cost and in confidence. For support or to discuss your options call:

Helpline: 0344 375 4307
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

0808 2000247 National Domestic Violence Helpline (24 hours)

If you feel at risk don’t be afraid to call the police: 999

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MK Act offers:

  • Accommodation and Follow-up Services
  • Emergency refuge accommodation for 28 families
  • Specialist support for children in the accommodation service
  • Volunteer counselling service in the refuge

Crisis Intervention Service: a single point of referral which ensure clients tell their story only once.

Specialist advisors offer information as well as emotional support. Access to health, housing and legal advice and further support from other parts of the service.

IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advisor) Service offers specialist court support.

A local charity that provides quality support services to families experiencing domestic abuse.

Registered Charity No: 1011284

Company No: 2249151

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