Isolation/Corona Virus

18th March 2020
Corona Virus and self isolation
 
Government’s advice on self or household-isolation will have a direct impact on victims of domestic abuse. Home is not likely to be a safe place for survivors of domestic abuse and their children. Social distancing and self-isolation could be used as a tool of coercive and controlling behaviour by perpetrators, and will shut down routes to safety and support.
 
The National Domestic Abuse Helpline continues to operate 24/7 on 0808 2000 247
There is also a form you can complete online and they will call you back at a safe time https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/Contact-us
 
Women's Aid online chat is still open https://chat.womensaid.org.uk/
And Men's Advice line, for male victims, is still open too https://mensadviceline.org.uk/
 
Locally, Outreach Services are still available too:
Cambridge City/East Cambs/South Cambs 01223 361214
Fenland/Hunts/Peterborough 07787 255821
 
 
 
For support around sexual violence, local Rape Crisis Helplines are closed but National Rape Crisis is still available and they also have online chat https://rapecrisis.org.uk/
And The Elms Sexual Assault Referral Centre is still open https://www.theelmssarc.org/
 
 
The poster below can be printed off and displayed in shops, chemists and healthcare settings