If you are suffering domestic abuse, remember you are not alone. Help is at hand and support services continue to be available across Warwickshire during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The rules around social distancing do not prevent someone from leaving home to seek help if they are suffering abuse. Refuges remain open and the police will provide support to all individuals who are being abused – physically, emotionally, or otherwise.
If you are in immediate danger, always call 999 in an emergency.
If you are unable to speak on the phone, when prompted, you can press ’55’ if ringing from a mobile to use the ‘Silent Solution’ system. More information on the silent solution can be found below
Warwickshire Domestic Violence Service is a countywide service that is still offering help and support to women, men and children experiencing domestic violence in Warwickshire.
If you live in Warwickshire, you can call 0800 408 1552 to speak to a support worker.
If you are not able to call, please email DVSW@refuge.org.uk
You can also contact the Police, on 101, or Refuge, via the number above, if you have concerns about a friend, relative or neighbour.
Please do report any concerns as those who are being abused may not have the opportunity to safely reach out for support themselves at the current time.
More information, and links for more support services, relating to domestic abuse can be found on our dedicated Talk2Someone website.
Please be sure you are not alone and there is help available.
All blogs are written or edited by Cllr Pam Redford & Cllr Trevor Wright