Domestic abuse during the Covid19 lockdown
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If you are in immediate danger, or you suspect someone is in immediate danger, please call 999 and ask for the police.
If you are now or have ever been experiencing domestic abuse, you might be worried about self-isolating with someone who is harming you.
If you know a family member or friend who is living with domestic abuse, self-isolation may mean they are spending more time with an abusive partner and will not be able to access their usual means of support.
It’s important to know that you and they are not alone. We can all remain vigilant and look out for the most vulnerable people in our communities.
Local support during Covid19 restrictions
Local Domestic Abuse services in Manchester are still operating and delivering support:
Domestic Abuse helpline 0161 636 7525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Manchester based Saheli Asian Women’s Project provides advice, information and support services to Asian women and their children fleeing domestic abuse and/or forced marriages. Telephone 0161 945 4187
Other support and guidance
- The government acknowledges that the order to stay at home can cause anxiety for anyone experiencing - or feeling at risk of - domestic abuse. Domestic abuse is unacceptable in any situation, no matter what stresses you are under. More information can be found on gov.uk
- There is a 24 hour Domestic Abuse helpline available on 0808 2000 247
- Covid specific advice and support is available from SafeLives, The UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse
- The Surviving Economic Abuse Charity has developed and is sharing information on what support is available to safeguard economic well-being. They are working with partners to develop understanding over time and will use this to regularly update the information they are sharing. If you, or someone you know, are experiencing abuse, please visit their resources page, which includes a section specific to the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Respect is a confidential helpline, email and webchat service for perpetrators of domestic violence looking for help to stop. They help male and female perpetrators, in heterosexual or same-sex relationships. Partners or ex-partners of perpetrators, as well as concerned friends and family and Frontline Workers are welcome to get in touch for information, advice and support. Telephone 0808 802 4040.