People’s day to day life has drastically altered due to the coronavirus pandemic. New measures to tackle the disease means people are social distancing and self isolating. These changes are essential to beat coronavirus and protect our NHS; but the order to stay at home can cause worry and anxiety for those who are experiencing or feel at risk of domestic abuse. Domestic abuse is unacceptable in any situation, no matter what stresses you are under.
For anyone who feels they are at risk of abuse, it is important to remember that there is help and support available to you. Guidance is also available to help perpetrators change their behaviour. Under the current restrictions, victims are still legally allowed to leave their homes to access domestic abuse support and resources.
Local Support, Northamptonshire victims can contact:
VOICE on 0300 303 1965 or go to www.voicenorthants.org
You can also download the Voice Home Support Hub app
EVE on 01604 230311 or go to www.eveda.org.uk
Northampton Domestic Abuse Service (NDAS) on 0300 0120154 or go to
The National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247 or go to
Male victims can call Respect on 0808 8010 327 or go to mensadviceline.org.uk
LGBT victims can call GALOP on 0800 999 5428 or go to www.galop.org.uk/domesticabuse/