For some, spending more time at home as a result of Covid-19 will increase their risk of domestic abuse, sexual violence and coercive control, and even greater isolation. Spending more time at home could increase an abuser’s power and control, with signs of abuse less visible, as victims have had fewer opportunities to access their usual supportive networks such as work, family or community groups.
The Home shouldn’t be a place of fear campaign continues to let those at risk of violence and domestic abuse know that help is still available, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via Live Fear Free.

There are a number of ways to get in touch with the Live Fear Free helpline and seek help, advice and support – by telephone, live chat, text or email. We also want to make sure that people who are concerned that someone they know may be experiencing abuse can also contact the helpline.