Coronavirus and Domestic Abuse Support

We know that this is a difficult and challenging time for everyone – but particularly so for adults and children living with domestic abuse and the professionals working hard to support them.

Domestic Abuse can take many forms, including:

  • Emotional abuse can include calling someone names, criticizing them constantly or threatening them
  • Financial abuse can mean restricting someone’s access to money or making them account for every penny they spend
  • Abuse can also take the form of physical violence

Avoiding public spaces and working remotely can help to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but for many survivors, staying home may not be the safest option.

We know that any external factors that add stress and financial strain can negatively impact survivors and create circumstances where their safety is further compromised. As always, if you or someone else is in immediate danger please call 999 and ask for the police.

If you, or someone you know, are experiencing Domestic Abuse and are under quarantine amid the coronavirus outbreak, local and national organisation’s want you to know: You are not alone, and help is still available.

If you have left your home, or need to leave your home, please contact the Solihull Housing Options team

Other useful links for people affected by Domestic Abuse

Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid  

National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Victim Support

Adult Social Care

  • Phone:  0121 704 8007 or 0121 605 6060

Children’s Social Care

  • Phone:  0121 788 4333 or out of hours 0121 605 6060

National Domestic Violence Helpline

National LGBT+ domestic abuse helpline

  • Phone: 0800 999 5428

Rape Crisis England and Wales

  • Phone: 0808 802 9999

Men’s Advice Line

  • Phone: 0808 801 0327

Victim Support

Respect helpline

(For anyone worried about their own behaviour) 0808 802 0231

Useful Apps to support people affected by Domestic Abuse