Domestic abuse is unacceptable and help is still available despite the current lockdown. More information about help available can be found here.
Government COVID household isolation rules do not apply if you need to leave your home to escape domestic abuse.
‘ANI’ Codeword scheme
The Government have just launched the Ask For ‘ANI’ scheme. If you are experiencing domestic abuse and need immediate help, ask for ‘ANI’ in a participating pharmacy or organisation. GCH are pleased to be participating. ‘ANI’ stands for Action Needed Immediately but also phonetically sounds like the name Annie. If a pharmacy has the ‘Ask for ANI’ logo on display, it means they’re ready to help. They will offer you a private space, provide a phone and ask if you need support from the police or other domestic abuse support services.