If you leave your partner, you may be worried about how you are going to pay for your general living costs.
You could be entitled to tax credits or benefits. For example, Universal Credit, follow the link to our page for further information and advice. Contact Jobcentre Plus to make a new claim for benefits.
If you are already claiming benefits, you will need to contact Jobcentre Plus and/or the council to let them know about your change of circumstances.
In an emergency, you may be able to get help from the Discretionary Assistance Fund, or apply for a budgeting loan to help you pay for essentials.
If you are unsure what you might be entitled to, get advice. The Department for Work and Pensions have produced a comprehensive Guide on the help you can get if you are a victim of domestic abuse.
If you are staying in a refuge, the staff there should be able to help you apply for help.