02 Jul

Acorns Live! A Special Charity Event at The Exchange – 7 August 2021

Saturday 7 August, 7pm to 10.30pm Acorns Project is hoping to raise funds to cover the costs of their summer programme of family activities and music therapy sessions by holding a night of live bands and merriment with the support of two amazing local groups: Almost Recognisable and Camp Vamps, who have a huge female…

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27 Mar

Safe Newcastle Domestic Abuse Directory

Refuge has reported a 60% increase in calls to their National Abuse Helpline since the start of 2020. 72% were from women who were experiencing violence and abuse. Respect, a charity that runs an advice line for male victims of domestic abuse, says it saw a 70% increase in calls, emails and webchats in 2020. In Newcastle,…

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18 Mar

UK Says No More

UK Says No More is working with pharmacies across the UK to provide Safe Spaces in their consultation rooms for people experiencing domestic abuse. Safe Spaces are open in Boots, Superdrug, Morrisons and Well pharmacies and many independent pharmacies. If you’re experiencing domestic abuse, you can use Safe Spaces to call a helpline, support service…

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08 Sep

Domestic Abuse – New Report and Article

Women’s Aid released a new report this week, A Perfect Storm – The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on domestic abuse survivors and the services supporting them. The report shows how domestic abuse has worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic and examines the impact on survivors; how abusers are using the pandemic as a tool of…

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09 Jul

National Helplines launch #readytotalk campaign as lockdown eases

A group of the UK’s leading helplines have today launched the #readytotalk campaign, encouraging people to seek support for problems that may have been aggravated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, or which they may not have spoken to anyone about while in lockdown. As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, these organisations want to…

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12 Jun

Domestic abuse advice and information

Friends and family members are being urged by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria to ‘make domestic abuse everyone’s business’ in a new campaign designed to set out how they can help those at risk. Further information is available here Children North East have launched a domestic abuse helpline. Please share the Domestic Abuse…

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20 Apr

Domestic Abuse Advice and Information from Newcastle City Council

Newcastle City Council has provided links a number of useful resources: Women’s Aid practical safety advice for survivors SafeLives advice and information for survivors, professionals and policymakers Freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline Galop National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline Men’s Advice Line (Male victims of domestic abuse) Respect Phoneline  (For anyone worried about their behaviour…

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