Still help available for anyone experiencing domestic abuse

Still help available for anyone experiencing domestic abuse

Published by Maria Greenwood at 12:28pm 25th March 2020.

For some people in Dorset being on lockdown could mean they are trapped at home with an abuser.

You First want to get the message out that they are still able to help.

They support women, men and children in the county experiencing domestic abuse.

Kate Bielec from You First explains what anyone experiencing abuse can do right now:

"We can try and tell you how to keep yourself safe in your home, what options are available to you, and how we can support you to get out, if that's what you want to do.

"Or we would just give you some tools on how to keep yourself safe at home."

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You First can't do face-to-face support at the moment but Kate told Wessex FM there to still options available for people who need to get out.

"Our refuges are still open and we are still taking referrals."

How to get help

Dorset County - You First integrated domestic abuse service 
You First work with women, men and children.

Free phone: 0800 032 5204 (Please be aware that calls to 0800 numbers may show up on itemised phone bills)