Safe Spaces are now available at 750 Well pharmacies across the UK.
The COVID-19 pandemic is having terrible implications on the level of domestic abuse seen today. Though people are advised to stay home in order to save lives, the daunting reality for many victims of domestic abuse is that home is not safe.
Figures from the charity Hestia showed a near 40% increase in people trying to access specialist support during the first lockdown, with three thousand victims seeking help between April and September this year. Domestic abuse includes psychological, physical and financial abuse, all of which can have devastating consequences for the victim.
Run by Hestia, the Safe Spaces scheme aims to increase the support available to victims of domestic abuse across the UK by providing dedicated space for people to seek help. The idea is to provide a quiet, confidential space where people can access information on support for domestic abuse. Whether they’re looking to phone a helpline, contact a support service, or talk to a friend or family member, we offer that space.
To access a Safe Space, visit one of our 750 pharmacies offering the service and ask one of our colleagues about using the Safe Space. They’ll show you to the consultation room, where you’ll have access to specialist domestic abuse support information including:
To find out more about the Safe Spaces scheme and the UK SAYS NO MORE campaign, visit their website.