The breakdown of a relationship can be difficult, traumatic and stressful for everyone involved. There are many issues that need consideration including finances, housing, and the parenting/care of any children. If the relationship has become abusive or becomes abusive during separation, we hope this website will provide you with the information you need to keep you (and any children you may have) safe, or help you with where to access help to change your abusive behaviour. Always call 999 in an emergency.
If your relationship is breaking down and there is no abuse, you can still access help and support:
Relate provides counselling, support and information for
all relationships, including offering help with relationships, family life and
parenting, separation and divorce. For
more information and to find your local branch, visit: www.relate.org.uk.
Relate does not provide couple counselling where there is abuse in the relationship.
For Housing advice, you should always speak to a specialist advisor or solicitor before making any decisions or deciding to leave your home. If you leave voluntarily you may be giving up your legal rights. Your right to your home will depend on whether you are an owner or a tenant, whether you are married/civil partnered or cohabiting and whether you have any dependent children. For more information, visit: www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/housing or england.shelter.org.uk.
The law relating to finances on relationship breakdown is complicated. An individual’s entitlements will depend on a number of factors. For more information, you should contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau - www.bracknellcab.org.uk.
Child Contact Centres aim to provide a safe, neutral and comfortable place for children to see their non-resident parents or family. For more information and to find your local Centre, visit: www.naccc.org.uk.
If you feel anxious, depressed, stressed or have any phobias and want to speak to someone about any of these issues, Talking Therapies is a friendly and approachable service. For more information and to find your nearest site, visit: www.talkingtherapies.berkshire.nhs.uk.