Practical help

Staying Safe: We’ve updated our staying safe guide to include specific advice during the lockdown.

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Silent Help: What to do if you need urgent police help through the 999 service, but can’t speak. Dial 55 and the operator will respond. 

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Covering your tracks online: Women’s Aid has created simple tips and advice to help you stay safe while accessing support online.

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Economic Abuse and the Coronavirus Outbreak: Surviving Economic Abuse have created a really helpful guide to support your economic wellbeing and your safety if you are living with someone who abuses you. It also contains information on financial support that is available.

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Coronavirus and Child Contact Arrangements: Rights of Women have set out advice about contact arrangements in the current pandemic.

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Useful Apps

The Hollie Guard app is really useful if you are in danger – you shake your phone and it sends an alert out to a trusted contact.

Bright sky app is a domestic abuse app which provides support and information to anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone you know. 

Other help

Emergency Food: Food banks provide a minimum of three days’ emergency food and support to people in crisis. The Trussell Trust has a simple way to find food banks in your area. 

Find a Food bank

Employment and finances: Working Families have some really helpful FAQs about coronavirus and your employment rights, and what financial support might be available.

Go to FAQs

Free rail tickets for women + children travelling to refuge: The Rail to Refuge scheme has been extended during the coronavirus outbreak, so women and their children fleeing abuse can get free travel to a refuge across England, Wales & Scotland. You can access these free tickets through Solace and other Women’s Aid member organisations.

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Doctors of the World in partnership with the British Red Cross have produced the latest NHS guidelines translated into 48 languages. 

Coronavirus information 

For regularly updated Coronavirus information in British Sign Language (with subtitles) visit: