Support if you are experiencing domestic abuse
Covid-19: Our women’s domestic abuse helpline is open – 01772 435865. Lancashire Victim Services (LVS) have put together some guidance around self-isolating with an abuser here.
When stuck in a house together for long periods of time, it can make any abuse get worse.
If you are suffering from abuse at home or you know someone who is, please call our domestic abuse helpline to speak to an advisor in confidence on 01772 435865. [24 hours a day, 7 days a week].
We also have a confidential text message service - 07790 971237 [text message service available from 10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday]. Please include in your text message the time that is safe for us to text you back.
Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you feel that you or someone else is in danger please always call 999. If you can’t speak then cough or make a noise, then tap 55 on the keypad and follow instructions. [mobile phone only]
We also need to look after each other. If you hear arguments that sound distressing coming from your neighbour's home then please call the police on 999.
Covering your tracks
For information about self-isolating with an abuser please visit the Lancashire Victims Service website.
Women experiencing domestic abuse can also contact the National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247 to talk in strict confidence and to get advice.