COVID-19 UPDATE- LOCKDOWN JANUARY 2021

In light of the Government announcement last night ( 4th January), the new strain of the virus and current uncertainty over the transmissibility of this, as well as the safety of staff and beneficiaries, we have taken the decision to return to remote working arrangements and close our building at 123 Borough Road today. We will be reviewing this decision as advice changes and is updated and we want to reassure anyone needing our services that we are still here. If you had an appointment arranged, you will be contacted directly regarding this.

Anyone needing advice or support around domestic abuse can contact is in the following ways:

 

01642 241864  – 9am -5pm

0787332137 – 9am – 5pm

 

As the Prime Minister said himself in his address yesterday, domestic abuse is a legitimate reason to leave your house on Lockdown.  There is help available and domestic abuse is never ok- the pandemic does not excuse violence, coercion or control from those around you.

 

For safety advice during this period on our website here: https://www.mysistersplace.org.uk/safety-planning-tips/

 

IF YOU FEEL YOUR LIFE IS IN DANGER:

Please call 999

If you cannot speak safely. Press 5  5 when prompted

 

 

For 24 hour advice and support call the National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247

 

 

We know from previous experience that women may be very vulnerable at this time and subjected to increased control and threats of violence, as well as increased risk of harm. Please make sure you are reaching in to others if you are concerned, and keep in touch with friends and family. For advice see https://www.womensaid.org.uk/the-survivors-handbook/im-worried-about-someone-else/

 

For general enquiries, please email hello@mysistersplace.co.uk and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Thank you