Domestic Abuse support

Karma Nirvana is an award-winning National charity supporting victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage. During the Covid-19 lockdown evidences a 200% increase in overall contacts over a 6-week period from 16 March to 24 April. As victims found access to services in the UK increasingly restricted due to social distancing and lockdown, victims self-referring to the helpline for the first time have increased by 28% when compared with the period prior to lockdown.

 

UK Helpline 0800 5999 247, Monday – Friday 9-5 or info@karmanirvana.org.uk

 

Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership website https://bedsdv.org.uk/ 

This website can be shared with clients/families who might need to look for support for themselves or others, or check out their social media:

Twitter: @bedsdv

Facebook: BedfordshireDomesticAbusePartnership

  • Home-Start

Own My Life Taster/Information sessions (female survivors of domestic abuse)

Will be running a new course called Own My Life for women who have been through domestic abuse and are looking for a course to help them make sense of what has happened and how they can move on and recover. This course will be replacing Pattern Changing and is able to be delivered via Zoom which means that we will be able to begin running the first course as soon as possible. Here is a link to a short film  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqT8UPYqovg&feature=emb_logo

  • Domestic Abuse Update

Impact of domestic abuse on children in lockdown

The NSPCC have given Newsnight exclusive insight into children’s experiences of domestic abuse during lock-down https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcsHJovLlMs

Data charges removed for websites supporting victims of crime

Access to websites supporting some of the most vulnerable victims of crime will be free of charge during the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to a new deal brokered by the Government. Read more here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/data-charges-removed-for-websites-supporting-victims-of-crime?utm_source=afa49c99-3a5f-4e63-9d4c-3db7185521ad&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=weekly

Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership website https://bedsdv.org.uk/ 

This website can be shared with clients/families who might need to look for support for themselves or others, or check out their social media:

Twitter: @bedsdv

Facebook: BedfordshireDomesticAbusePartnership