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Emergency Information - Don't feel safe at home

You might find yourself caught short of money and need help with essentials like food or paying your bills. Please look at the range of support options we discuss in this guide.

Don't feel safe at home

If you are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse of any kind, help and support is available to you. This includes police response, online support, helplines, refuges and other services.

You are not alone and there is never an excuse for domestic abuse.

See the following sections on this page for more information.

Report domestic abuse

If your life is in immediate danger or in an emergency, call the police on 999.

See Report domestic abuse on the Gov.UK website for more information and to find other support services.

Domestic abuse charities

Women and children

Children

Men and boys

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender people

Domestic abuse during coronavirus

The lockdown rules as a result of coronavirus do not apply to you if you need to leave your home to escape domestic abuse.

For more information, see the Gov.UK website information: Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for victims of domestic abuse.

Turn2us tools and resources can help you find financial support

Money to start a new life away from your abuser is important.

You can use our Benefits Calculator to check your entitlement to benefits and our Grants Search to see if any help is available to you from a charitable fund, based on your background, circumstances and needs.

We have information on benefits and grants in the Your Situation section. You can also find local advisers by using our Find an Adviser tool.

Turn2us news stories on domestic abuse

Updated: 3 June 2020

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