Independent Domestic Abuse Services (IDAS) is the largest specialist charity in Yorkshire supporting anyone who has been subject to domestic (DA) or sexual abuse (SA). IDAS started as York Women’s Aid in 1977, one of the first refuge providers in the UK, providing safe accommodation to women in a 2-bedroom flat donated by a local resident. In 2004, they started to work outside of the York area to deliver community-based services in parts of North Yorkshire, and began supporting male victims of abuse – given this new remit, it changed its name to IDAS.