USP CCLLEGE have launched the ‘You are not alone’ initiative, which offers support to people living with domestic abuse during the lockdown.
USP College is a further education college located in Thundersley, Benfleet, Essex, and Grays Thurrock.
USP College shared this message on social media on Thursday (30 April): “We know that this can be a difficult and worrying time, but particularly so for adults and young people living with domestic abuse.
“The #YouAreNotAlone initiative has been launched to reassure domestic abuse sufferers that support is available during the coronavirus lockdown.
“For more information on the help and support available, please visit the government’s online advice website. Our Safeguarding team is also on hand to provide guidance and support.
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Yesterday (Friday 1 May), YourThurrock published the story about Boots Pharmacist now offering safe spaces for domestic abuse victims, as reported by the BBC.
Those needing help can ask staff at the counter to use the consultation room, where they will be able to contact services for help and advice.
Charity Hestia said it launched the scheme in response to the “desperate situation” many people are facing in lockdown.
MPs said there had been a “surge” in violence since the lockdown began.
For the full story, please click the link here: Boots offer safe spaces for domestic abuse victims