(Taken from Portsmouth City Council’s the your useful Family Life bulletin – Saturday 29 August 2020.)
If you don’t feel safe in your home because of violence, abuse or threatening behaviour, you can get help with a safe place to stay or support to stay in your home safely. We understand that due to self-isolation, staying with family and friends might not be an option at the moment.
Help is available from:
- Stop Domestic Abuse
Advice Line 02392 065494 weekdays 9am-9pm Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- YOU Trust, Dorset
Offers a service to support male victims and families with older boys who would not be able to access most refuge spaces, and people from LGBTQ+ and BAME communities.
Telephone: 0800 032 5204 Email: email@example.com
- Men’s Advice Line
The Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse and those supporting them. Telephone: 0808 801 0327 https://mensadviceline.org.uk/
- Welfare benefits and housing advice
The Department for Work and Pensions has published up-to-date coronavirus-related welfare benefits information.
- Shelter provide free confidential housing information, support and legal advice on all housing and homelessness issues. Emergency helpline: 0808 800 4444 or Webchat
If you are concerned about your financial situation, you can contact Turn2us. They help people to access the money available to them through welfare benefits and grants. Their website has an income-related benefits checker enabling you to check that you are receiving all the benefits you are entitled to.