COVID-19: Domestic Abuse

If you think you are experiencing domestic abuse and things don’t feel right at home, it may feel particularly difficult to leave at the moment.

It is important to do what feels safe and right for you and your circumstances.

When you feel the time is right for you, support services are open; ready and waiting to help you.

If you need us, we’re here for you too, in your own time.

If you wish to get help, support and advice now, need to wait until after Coronavirus restrictions have been lifted or wait until another time you feel ready, you will know how to risk assess your situation the best. At the bottom of this page, you’ll find details of Lancashire based agencies that can help you.

We want to reassure anyone who may be experiencing domestic abuse that if you choose to, you can leave the house to access help from the Police or other support agencies.

If you need to leave the house to escape domestic abuse, or if you need medical treatment, the household isolation restrictions due to the Coronavirus do not apply.

If you need us to get help or to receive medical treatment, please don’t be afraid of calling us on 101.

Safety advice

If you need safety advice, you can download the government’s Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for victims of domestic abuse factsheet.

Remember, you are the expert in your own situation, only act on advice or guidance that feels right for you and your circumstances.

For more information about domestic abuse, please click here.

Lancashire domestic abuse helpline services:

Blackburn - Wish Centre - 01254 260465

Blackpool - Safenet - 07891 525316 or 01253 347119

Fylde - Fylde Coast Women's Aid - 01253 596699

All other areas of Lancashire - Lancashire Victim Services - 0300 323 0085

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