Are You Experiencing Domestic Abuse?

If you, or someone you know, is in immediate danger always call Police Scotland on 999. 

We have a Domestic Abuse Policy, which sets out how Paisley Housing Association views domestic abuse,  how we will respond to and seek to deal with any reports of such abuse affecting tenants or members of their households. We have a designated members of staff , Annie McLaughlin who can give advice. You can contact Annie by emailing

Police Scotland     


Phone: For emergencies call 999.

For non-emergencies call 111   

Renfrewshire Council Social Work Women and Children 1st                                   


Phone: 0300 300 0345                                                                                                          


Renfrewshire Women’s Aid SCIO                                                                           


Phone: 0141 561 7030

National Domestic Abuse Helpline 


Phone: 0808 2000247

Scotland’s Domestic Abuse & Forced Marriage                                                              


Phone: 0800 027 1234                                                                                

Text/WhatsApp: 07401288595                                                                                    


Men’s Advice Line                                                                                                                                                                        

Phone: 0808 8010327 

Gallop LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline                                                                                                                       


Phone: 0800 9995428

KarmaNirvana – Support for Honour Based Abuse                                             


Phone: 0800 5999247 

ManKind – Helping Men Escape Domestic Abuse                                                     


Phone: 01823334244 

Scottish Women’s Right Centre                                                                               


Phone:08088 010 789   

Rape Crisis Scotland                                                                                                        


Phone: 08088 01 03 02 

Boots the Chemist Ask for ANI Scheme

Boots the Chemist offers access to domestic abuse support.  Boot’s Ask for ANI scheme allows people at risk or suffering from abuse to discreetly signal that they need help and access support. ANI is a codeword for Action Needed Immediately. By asking for ANI a trained pharmacy team member will offer a private space where they can understand if the person experiencing domestic abuse needs to speak to the police or would like help to access support services such as a national or local domestic abuse helplines.

Other Useful Links

Scottish Government – Domestic Abuse Support: Staying Safe                                           


Scottish Women’s Aid – What is domestic abuse                                                          


Women’s Aid YouTube Channel Videos                                                          

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Financial support 

If concerns about money is preventing you from leaving an abusive relationship, our benefits advisers can give you information on the benefits and other financial support you could receive if you left.

You can contact our advice team by phone on 0141 889 7105 or email at: