Contact with national domestic abuse helpline ‘rises 120% overnight’

Use of Refuge’s national domestic abuse helpline more than doubled overnight after the charity reported a rise in women seeking help during the coronavirus outbreak.

The charity said earlier this week that it had experienced a 25% rise in the number of women contacting the 0808 2000 247 helpline since the UK entered lockdown measures.

After this was widely reported, calls and messages increased by 120% overnight.

Experts have repeatedly warned that they expect...
source: Your Local Guardian

2020-04-08 19:23
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