Southway and the government acknowledges that recent measures announced to tackle coronavirus (COVID-19), such as the order to stay at home, can cause anxiety for those who are experiencing or feel at risk of domestic abuse. Domestic abuse is unacceptable in any situation, no matter what stresses we are under.

Their new guidance highlights help and support available to you and how the government is working with the charity sector and the police to ensure that these support services remain open during this challenging time.

This support includes the details for the support services of National Domestic Abuse Helpline, Women’s Aid, Men’s Advice Line, Galop - for members of the LGBT+ community, Surviving Economic Abuse and others.

Read the full government guidance here: Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for victims of domestic abuse

For more information about Southway's support for Domestic Violence and other crimes click here.

If you are in immediate danger

Call 999 and ask for the police - the police will continue to respond to emergency calls.

If you are in danger and unable to talk on the phone

Call 999, and then press 55. This will transfer your call to the relevant police force who will assist you without you having to speak.