Domestic Violence – Who to call

Sadly, with many of us forced to stay at home for long periods, domestic violence has been on the increase. Here are a few key contacts and links if you are looking for help with this issue at this difficult time.
Refuge – For women and children against domestic violence
https://www.refuge.org.uk – or call their freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247
Women’s Aid – have a reallycomprehensive guide to staying safe, including how to report domestic violence without the abuser knowing
Deaf Hope – provides practical and emotional support to deaf women experiencing domestic abuse: www.signhealth.org.uk

The Police – call 999,plus there’s the Emergency SMS text message service for deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired people in the UK to send SMS messages to the UK 999 service where it will be passed to the Police: www.emergencysms.org.uk