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Domestic abuse & people living with disabilities

Disabled women are twice as likely to experience domestic violence than those without disabilities. They are also likely to experience abuse over a longer period of time and to suffer more severe injuries as a result of the violence.  If you are disabled, your abuser may also be your carer, or your personal assistant and you may be reliant on him/her for personal care or mobility.

There is help and support available for anyone experiencing domestic abuse. The Hampshire Domestic Abuse Service is able to support people with disabilities and have outreach services or independent advocacy services which can help you. If you need safe accommodation some refuges now have full wheelchair access, and workers who can assist you and your children who have special needs such as physical, sensory (hearing or visual) and learning impairments.

Help is available from:

 

  • Hampshire Domestic Abuse Service Telephone Advice Line 03300 165 112 Weekdays 9.30am-5.30pm (5pm Fridays)

 

Hampshire Domestic Abuse Service Website

 

  • Stay Safe East

 

Stay Safe East provides specialist and holistic advocacy and support services to disabled victims and survivors of abuse.

 

  • SignHealth

 

SignHealth provides domestic abuse service support for deaf people in British Sign Language (BSL).

WhatsApp or Facetime: 07970 350366

Telephone: 020 3947 2601

Email: da@signhealth.org.uk

 

  • 999 calls for people who are deaf

 

If you are deaf or can’t verbally communicate, you can register with the emergencySMS service. Text REGISTER to 999. You will get a text which tells you what to do next. Do this when it is safe so you can text when you are in danger.

For more information:

https://www.womensaid.org.uk/the-survivors-handbook/the-survivors-handbook-disabled-women/

Children and young people living with domestic abuse

Is someone in your family hurting someone else? If abuse is happening at home, you probably want it to stop but you might not be sure what you can do. The best thing to do is to tell someone what is going on. You might be able to talk to the person who is being hurt. If not, you could try talking to a teacher, a neighbour, a friend or a friend’s parent, etc.

You can also call a helpline – they will be able to tell you where you can get help near where you live.

Remember, domestic abuse is not your fault. You won’t get into trouble for telling someone.

Help is available from:

  • Hampshire Domestic Abuse Service Advice Line

03300 165 112 weekdays 9.30am-5.30pm (5pm Fridays)

  • Childline

Telephone: 0800 1111

Childline is available for children and young people to reach out for help and support by phone or using their online chat service. They also provide specific guidance for young people on how to get help and what to do if they are worried about a friend.

  • NSPCC

Telephone: 0808 800 5000

Email: help@nspcc.org.uk

The NSPCC has issued guidance for spotting and reporting the signs of abuse on their website.

The NSPCC Helpline is available for anyone with concerns about a child to contact for professional advice and support.

  • Barnardo’s

Barnardo’s provides support to families affected by domestic abuse.

  • Family Lives

Family Lives also provide support through online forums.

Domestic abuse help is available for perpetrators

Is your family fearful of your behaviour?

The current crisis will be different for every family in Hampshire and for some, this has contributed to an increase in incidents of domestic abuse.

If you are struggling to manage your emotions or behaviour, help and support is available. Hampshire Domestic Abuse Service helps adults and young people who are experiencing all forms of domestic abuse to recognise it and seek help. As part of this service, the Hampton Trust supports those who think they may be hurting or abusing someone to help them to understand and change their behaviour.

It takes strength and courage to take this step. If you need help for yourself or a friend, you can call the confidential advice line on 03300 165 112.

Hampshire Domestic Abuse Service Advice Line 03300 165 112, weekdays 9.30am-5.30pm (5pm Fridays)

Hampshire Domestic Abuse Service Website

Hampton Trust COVID support line: 02380 009898
Email: advice@hamptontrust.org.uk

Older people can also be affected by domestic abuse

It’s a challenging time for older and vulnerable people living with abuse. Financial abuse is one of the most common forms of abuse reported. If this applies to you or if you are concerned about any other type of harm, abuse or exploitation of an older person, support is available. Remember, you can leave your home to seek support for domestic abuse.

Help is available from:

  • Hampshire Domestic Abuse Service Telephone Advice Line 03300 165 112 Weekdays 9.30am-5.30pm (5pm Fridays)

Hampshire Domestic Abuse Service Website

  • We are Hourglass (previously Action on Elder Abuse)

Confidential helpline providing information and support to anyone concerned about harm, abuse or exploitation of an older person.
Telephone: 0808 8088141 www.wearehourglass.org

  • Connect to Support Hampshire has a range of information and to assist older and vulnerable Hampshire residents during the current pandemic
  • The Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline: 0333 370 4000

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Stop Domestic Abuse Service Advice Line Hours

In order to provide increased opportunities to those affected by domestic as lockdown eases, Stop Domestic Abuse are extending their Advice Line for the Hampshire Domestic Abuse Service until 8.00pm at night. Please find details in the poster attached below and please do share with your networks.

Stop Domestic Abuse HDAS COVID-19 Extension of Advice Line Hours

 

All contact details are included below:

 

Stop Domestic Abuse

COVID-19 Service Delivery 11 May 2020 – 9 October 2020

 Hampshire Domestic Abuse Service

Email: advice@stopdomesticabuse.uk

Secure email: advice.hampshire@stopdomesticabuse.cjsm.net

Telephone: 033 0016 5112

 

Advice Line opening hours: 

For victims, perpetrators, family/friends and professionals

9.30am-8.00pm Monday –Friday.

 

Refuges can be accessed 24 hrs by calling 033 0016 5112 and following the answerphone instructions.

Domestic Abuse – COVID-19 partnership and service information

The Hampshire Domestic Abuse Partnership has highlighted that domestic abuse is of increasing concern during the lockdown period of the current coronavirus crisis. It has created a dedicated page on its existing website to host this information:

Hampshire Domestic Abuse: Information and Updates

Links to this page have also been placed in a banner at the top of its usual homepage:

Hampshire Domestic Abuse