COVID-19: Advice and resources for housing providers
The government’s stay at home advice in response to the COVID-19 pandemic can create new challenges for people experiencing domestic abuse. Victim/survivors may be at home with their perpetrator and unable to escape from the abuse.
Housing providers are uniquely placed to access people in their homes; their response to domestic abuse is therefore even more important during these times.
We have produced guidance for housing providers on how you can offer safe responses to your tenants/service users where it’s known they are living with domestic abuse or where new concerns arise.
You can read the guidance here(this updated version was published on 23.04.2020)
Call on housing providers to provide move on accommodation for survivors
If you are unable to call the helpline, then you can visit the National Domestic Abuse Helpline website and fill in an online form, requesting a safe time to be called back. This online method of accessing support is especially important now when telephoning for help may be more difficult.