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Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse – where to get help during the COVID-19 pandemic

We know that COVID-19 (Coronavirus) will have a serious impact on the lives of women, children and men who are experiencing domestic abuse. Fears over jobs, financial pressure, school closures, working from home and all the other current changes to our day to day lives are likely to result in an increase in domestic abuse incidents.

If you’re already living with domestic abuse, then the restrictions put in place while the government tries to slow the spread of the virus have probably left you fearful of being isolated in the house with your abuser and as if there is nowhere to go for help. You may not be able to see the friends and family who usually support you, and some of the places where you go for help or treatment may be closed or offering a reduced service.

Please remember that you can still call 999 if you or someone else is in danger. While some domestic abuse support services are not able to offer face to face meetings at this time, there is still help and advice available online and over the phone.

If you or someone else is in immediate danger or at serious risk of harm, you are advised to call the police on 999.

If it is not safe to speak #MakeYourselfHeard

Domestic Abuse services on the Isle of Wight

In light of COVID -19 (Coronavirus) outbreak and in response to national Public Health advice, some changes to IOW domestic abuse services have been made, please be reasured that all the domestic abuse services on the Island are working closely together at this time.

The Isle of Wight Council provides regular updates on the Isle Of Wight Council Website – Domestic abuse Awareness,  this includes details on which services are available and how you can access these services.

If you are suffering because of domestic abuse or know someone who is you can call the IOW Domestic Violence and Abuse support provider ‘You First’

Freephone helpline: 0800 234 6266 or email youfirstiow@theyoutrust.org.uk

These local and national organisations are working hard to ensure they can still support you

Organisations and Helplines Websites
You Trust (Isle of Wight) – Freephone 0800 234 6266 www.iow.gov.uk/domesticabuse
Wight Dash(Isle of Wight) – 01983 825981 https://www.wightdash.co.uk/
Hampton Trust (Isle of Wight) – 0800 234 6266 https://www.hamptontrust.org.uk/
Men’s Advice Line – Freephone 0808 801 0327 https://mensadviceline.org.uk/
Hampshire Domestic Abuse Service – 03300 165112 https://www.hants.gov.uk/
socialcareandhealth/domesticabuse
Stop Domestic Abuse (Portsmouth) – 023 9206 5494 https://stopdomesticabuse.uk/covid-19
Aurora New Dawn – 023 9247 9254 https://www.aurorand.org.uk/
Yellow Door (Southampton) – 023 8063 6313 https://www.yellowdoor.org.uk/
PIPPA (Southampton) – 023 8091 7917 Website not available
National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 2000 247 www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk 
National LBGT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0800 999 5428 https://www.galop.org.uk/domesticabuse/
If you’re a child or young person and domestic abuse is happening in your home or relationship, then call Childline on 0800 1111 https://www.childline.org.uk/
Womens Aid  – Corona Virus Safety Advice for survivors of Domestic Violence https://www.womensaid.org.uk/covid-19-resource-hub/

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