During the Covid-19 crisis there will be people having to self-isolate currently in Domestic abusive or controlling relationships. For many of these individuals the thought of this will heighten their anxiety at this difficult and worrying time. If you or someone else is in immediate danger call 999. The Police will still be responding to emergency situations.

For people experiencing domestic abuse:

It’s important to know that you are not alone. Even if you are unable to leave your home at the moment, you can still access support by phoning Victim Support on 679990 available Mon- Fri 8.30 to 4pm.  We are currently remote working but in extreme circumstance can still arrange a face to face appointment outside in a safe and secure place.  There is Online support available:

Online guidance for self-isolating while in an abusive relationship https://survivingeconomicabuse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Economic-abuse-and-the-coronavirus-outbreak-1.pdf

Support is available from Women’s Aid’s online chat service, open from 10am-12pm Monday-Friday. https://chat.womensaid.org.uk/

Chayn provides online tools, information, courses and support for people experiencing abuse, all free to access. https://chayn.co/

To read uplifting and empowering words from other survivors, sign up to Voices Together – SafeLives newsletter written by and for survivors of domestic abuse. http://safelives.org.uk/voices-together

*extracts of this has been taken from www.safelives.org.uk