Latest information from the domestic and sexual abuse sector and local Cumbria info below.
Government info. new page re: support services – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-victim-and-witness-services
Silent Solution -If you need help from the police but can’t talk then you can ring 999 and use the Silent Solution. Details herehttps://policeconduct.gov.uk/news/national-campaign-raise-awareness-silent-solution-system Please share. Also see poster attached.
Refuge online/tech safety –social media can be a great way to keep in touch with friends during the lockdown. If you’ve separated from an abusive partner the Refuge tech bot can provide simple steps to help you do so safely. See herehttps://www.refuge.org.uk/our-work/forms-of-violence-and-abuse/tech-abuse-2/resources/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=SocialMedia&utm_campaign=TechAbuse
Respect helpline – are you hurting the one you love?
If you know someone who thinks they are going to hurt a member of their family, they can call the Respect UK helpline 0808 8024040www.respectphoneline.org.uk see flyer attached for use on social media channels.
National domestic abuse helpline– this service remains open 0808 2000 247, see image attached for use on social media channels.
Impact of COVID-19 on domestic abuse services – initial reactions/survey
Women’s Aid are working to assess and monitor the impact of COVID-19 on services and survivors. This survey is designed to help us build a picture of the initial concerns services have and the current impact on the support you can offer. We’ll use these findings in our policy, research, fundraising and communications materials. We may contact you about the answers in your survey. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/37QJCT2
Emergency support helpline for Cumbria
A new emergency support helpline is here to help vulnerable people who don’t have access to strong support networks and may struggle for food, medicines or other essential supplies.
See attached for use on your social media channels.
Women’s Community Matters – online activities