Domestic Abuse

The current social distancing and self-isolating measures can be particularly challenging for those experiencing domestic abuse. This is an uncertain and difficult time. Vulnerable women and children may now find themselves trapped in isolation alongside their abusers, deprived of safe spaces or opportunities to contact anyone for help or support.

If you are experiencing domestic abuse, you are not alone.  Support is available. If you are in immediate danger call 999.  If you are unable to talk, press 55 when prompted.


Support services continue to be available:
East Ayrshire Women’s Aid: 01563 536 001
North Ayrshire Women’s Aid: 01294 602 424
South Ayrshire Women’s Aid: 01292 266 482
The Star Centre (Rape Crisis): 01563 544 686
Scotland’s National Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline (24hr):  0808 2000 247
Email: helpline@sdafmh.org.uk
Scottish Women’s Rights Centre: 08088 010 789
Victim Support Scotland: 0800 160 1985
East Ayrshire Housing Options:
01563 554 400
Out of hours: 0345 724 0000
 
South Ayrshire Housing Options
0300 123 0900
Out of hours: 0808 100 3151
 
North Ayrshire Housing Options:
01292 314 600
Out of Hours:  0800 0196500
 
 
Further information about support available can be found at https://safer.scot/
The Scottish Women’s Right Centre has developed a range of resources to support victims including
Service Directory:   https://www.scottishwomensrightscentre.org.uk/news/covid-19coronavirus-info/covid-19-support-available-for-women-experiencing-abuse/
Information for victims of domestic abuse during Covid-19:  https://www.scottishwomensrightscentre.org.uk/news/covid-19coronavirus-info/domestic-abuse-during-covid-19coronavirus-what-can-i-do/