During the coronavirus crisis, UK SAYS NO MORE has been working to ensure victims of domestic abuse across the UK can access vital support in a safe space and have launched the Safe Spaces scheme with Boots UK.
All Boots UK stores will make their consultation rooms available as Safe Spaces, enabling victims of domestic abuse to access specialist domestic abuse support services.
How it works
- All Boots UK stores will make their consultation room available as a Safe Space.
- A poster will indicate to Boots customers that they can ask at the healthcare counter to use the Safe Space.
- The Safe Space will have information on national helplines and how to download the Bright Sky app, which provides information on local, specialist domestic abuse services and other resources.
Full information is available on the website at http://uksaysnomore.org/safespaces/
UK SAYS NO MORE’s #ListeningFromHome domestic abuse awareness campaign encourages family members, friends, colleagues and neighbours to be aware of, and to report, signs of domestic abuse whilst the UK is in lockdown.
If you’re concerned that someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, you can help by following these guidelines:
- Check-in with victims but be mindful that communication channels may be monitored
- Call 999 if you are concerned for someone’s safety – the police are continuing to offer the same level of support as always
- Use Hestia’s Bright Sky app to contact specialist domestic abuse services