FAQs – Domestic Abuse

I’m experiencing domestic abuse – what can I do?

Those who are at risk of experiencing domestic abuse are still able to leave their homes and seek refuge. The household isolation instruction as a result of coronavirus does not apply if you need to leave your home to escape domestic abuse.

If you need to speak to a member of saha staff please contact us on 0800 970 6363

Where can I get help?

  • The free National Domestic Abuse helpline 0808 2000 247,  is open 24 hours per day, seven days a week. They can provide guidance and support for potential victims as well as those who are worried about friends or loved ones.
  • Refuge offer  Covid-19: safety tips for survivors here.
  • Women’s Aid has a range of direct services for survivors, including a live chat service and an online Survivors’ Forum. They have developed additional advice specifically designed for the current coronavirus outbreak. You can also find your local domestic abuse service on their website. They also provide information on the support helplines available in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • The Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse and those supporting them. Telephone: 0808 801 0327
  • Galop runs the National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse specialist helpline. Telephone: 0800 999 5428 Email: help@galop.org.uk
  • Hestia provides a free mobile app, Bright Sky, which provides support and information to anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know.
  • Chayn provides online help and resources in a number of languages about identifying manipulative situations and how friends can support those being abused.
  • Stay Safe East provides specialist and holistic advocacy and support services to disabled victims and survivors of abuse.
  • SignHealth provides domestic abuse service support for deaf people in British Sign Language (BSL).WhatsApp or Facetime: 07970 350366

    Telephone: 020 3947 2601

    Email: da@signhealth.org.uk

For a more detailed list of services offering support for those experiencing domestic abuse please click here.