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
Women's Aid online chat is still open
And Men's Advice line, for male victims, is still open too
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
And The Elms Sexual Assault Referral Centre is still open
The poster below can be printed off and displayed in shops, chemists and healthcare settings