For some parishioners the Covid pandemic have left some people living isolated lives with an abuser.
With this in mind, the Daventry District and South Northamptonshire Community Safety Partnership have compiled a list of support networks that can help anyone who is being abused, or those with concerns about family, friends or neighbours.
If you have any reason to think someone is in immediate danger, or your life may be at risk, call 999. If you’re experiencing domestic abuse or are concerned for someone who is, report it to us by calling 101.
Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse Service
NDAS offers a 24-hour advice line on 0300 0120154, on Facebook using @NorthamptonshireDAS and via email at (during office hours) National Domestic Abuse Helpline
The National Domestic Abuse Helpline
This website provides guidance and support for potential victims, as well as those who are worried about friends and loved ones. They can be called, for free and in confidence, 24 hours a day on 0808 2000 247. The website also has a form through which women can book a safe time for a call from the team: www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk
Women’s Aid has provided additional advice specifically designed for the current coronavirus outbreak, including a live chat service. Visit www.womensaid.org.uk
Men’s Advice Line
The Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse and those supporting them. It can be contacted on 0808 8010327 or at www.mensadviceline.org.uk