The self-isolation rules in place for Coronavirus can have a serious impact on the lives of survivors of domestic violence. Below is a list of resources, both local and national, to provide help and guidance.
GOV.UK advice and support
The Government has published advice and guidance for those who are experiencing or feel at risk of domestic abuse during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
West Midlands Police
West Midlands Police has launched 'No excuse for abuse', its domestic abuse support hub.
The silent solution
If you are in danger and it is unsafe to speak, dial 999 and wait for instructions. Press 55 on your phone when prompted. The police will know this is an emergency, your call will be assessed and help will be arranged.
Domestic abuse advice from Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council has a range of resources and useful links for domestic abuse survivors.
Birmingham and Solihull Women's Aid
Birmingham and Solihull Women's Aid supports women and children affected by domestic violence and abuse.
Telephone: 0808 800 0028
Text: 18001 0808 800 0028
Respect - Men's Advice Line
The Men's Advice Line is for male victims of domestic abuse. It offers confidential advice, non-judgmental emotional support, practical information and help
Telephone: 0808 801 0327
The Hideout - support for children and young people
Women's Aid has created this space to help children and young people to understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it's happening to you.
Women's Aid is a grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services and build a future where domestic violence is not tolerated.
Safety advice for survivors during COVID-19: https://www.womensaid.org.uk/covid-19-coronavirus-safety-advice-for-survivors/
Birmingham LGBT offers an Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) service that provides support to LGBT people in Birmingham and the wider areas, who are experiencing abuse from partners, ex-partners and family members. They also support LGBT people who are experiencing, or are at risk of honour based violence and forced marriage.
Telephone: 0121 643 0821