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A multi-agency campaign led by Police and victims’ services has been launched to give information to the public around what services are available to victims of domestic abuse and to emphasise that support is available to those in need whilst coronavirus continues to present new challenges.

The #NoExcuseForAbuse campaign, led by the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner –supported by the police, health, local authorities and domestic abuse specialist agencies aimed at providing those who are victims of domestic abuse with the right information on how to get help and end the abuse they are suffering.

Twitter: #NoExcuseForAbuse
Local support helpline: 024 7644 4077
National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247 which is open 24/7.

Coventry Haven which supports women who are suffering from any kind of domestic abuse can still be contacted in an emergency.

New National Helpline number: 0800 111 4998 and that is for support and referral enquiries between 8:30am and 5:30pm Mon-Fri

Local number outside of these hours: 024 7683 2222.
Online webchat facility between 2pm & 4pm Mon-Fri at coventryhaven.co.uk

Coventry Law Centre have sent us the second edition of their service and guidance booklet which is jam packed with extremely useful advice on a wide range of issues that may be affecting you. Looking through this week’s edition, they are highlighting updates to the current benefit claim situation, clarifying the slightly confusing advice on SSP and furloughed workers, the rights of refugees and asylum seekers who may have had limited stay in the UK but are working their hearts out for the NHS. (Sent separately)