The CHLS is a unique and dedicated confidential service provided by Independent Choices Greater Manchester and is operated as part of the Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpline. It is open for anyone over the age of 16 who is experiencing or has previously experienced domestic abuse & violence in any form and who needs to access advice and support in Urdu and Punjabi.
Our CHLS workers have a wide knowledge around cultural issues and barriers facing BAME (Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic) communities, such as Honour Based Violence/Abuse, Forced Marriage, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), immigration issues, no recourse to public funds, Sharia divorce, domestic work and slavery.
Independent Choices Greater Manchester are also able to access Language Line, for callers who speak other languages.
The Community Helpline Language Service is an inclusive and diverse service, able to help and support victims and survivors who may previously have been unable to talk to anyone about their experience in their own language. The service runs alongside our Domestic Abuse Helpline and is available Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm on 0800 254 0909.