If you are in danger in your home, please leave and seek help. Call 999 in an emergency. If you need urgent police help through the 999 service but cannot speak call 999, you will be connected to a phone operator who will ask which service you need.
On a mobile:
On a landline phone:
GOV.UK has information on support for victims of domestic violence during the coronavirus crisis
Safe Lives have published a guide to staying safe during COVID-19 for victimes and survivors of domestic abuse
Women's Aid safety and support resources for survivors, friends, family, neighbours and community members
Domestic and sexual, abuse and violence is not acceptable. If you or someone you know is a victim, report it and get help. Call 999 if a crime is happening now or you're in immediate danger.
Abuse and violence can be psychological, physical, financial or emotional. It can include:
It can happen to anyone regardless of gender, age, race, background, disability, sexuality or type of relationship.
Violence or abuse is a crime and should be reported to the police. You can:
The Bristol Against Violence and Abuse website lists organisations that can give support and advice, by the type of violence or abuse.
Next Link - Provide support services, and can help arrange emergency accommodation, for women and girls who have experienced domestic or sexual abuse
Call: 0800 4700 280 or Call 0117 925 0680
National Domestic Violence Helpline- Help for women experiencing domestic abuse. You’ll be able to talk confidentially to someone about your situation and find out what your options are
Call: 0808 2000 247
Victim Support - Offer support for all men who have experienced domestic or sexual abuse. This includes anyone who identifies as male, who is gay, bisexual or transgender or who is fleeing ‘honour’ based violence and forced marriage
Call 0300 303 1972 or 07432 504692
Men's Advice Line- Offer support for men and boys who are victims of domestic abuse
Call:0808 801 0327
ManKind- Offer support for men and boys who are victims of domestic abuse
Call: 01823 334244
Galop- If you’re in a same-sex relationship you can also contact Galop, the national LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline
Call: 0800 999 5428
SARSAS (Somerset & Avon Rape & Sexual Abuse Support)- Support service for people who have experienced sexual violence at any point in their life.
Call: 0808 801 0456 or 0808 801 0464
Samaritans- If you want someone to listen and give you emotional support
Call: 08457 90 90 90
Respect- Support for those who are concerned that their behaviour has become abusive and want to change
Call: 0808 8024040
If you’re a council tenant
Bristol City Counail can:
Contact the Estate Management Service: call 0117 922 2200 (option four), Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 6pm, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you move to temporary housing because of domestic violence, you might be able to claim housing benefit for both properties. You can apply for housing benefit online.