Domestic abuse – you’re not alone

Social isolation may put survivors of domestic abuse at further risk. A range of help and support is available:

  • Refuge’s free 24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline is available on 0808 200 247.
  • Surrey Domestic Abuse Partnership’s ‘Your Sanctuary’ Domestic Abuse Helpline is available on 01483 776822 from 9am to 9pm, seven days a week. An online chat service is also available for anybody seeking information or support.
  • Safe Lives has an excellent guide for victims and survivors of domestic abuse to stay safe during COVID-19.
  • Women’s Aid has advice on making a personal safety plan.
  • The Employer’s Initiative on Domestic Abuse has help for employees when home is not a safe place.
  • The Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance has produced guidance for housing providers on how to offer safe responses to tenants and service users.
  • Respect is also calling on perpetrators of domestic abuse to get help to manage and change their behaviour, by calling the Respect phoneline on 0800 8024040.
  • Standing Together Against Domestic Abuse has guidance to support organisations to identify and respond to domestic abuse.
  • The government has guidance for people who are experiencing, or feel at risk of, domestic abuse and advice on surviving economic abuse is also available.