Support for anyone experiencing domestic abuse over Christmas

Help is available for anyone experiencing domestic abuse over Christmas

Christmas is going to be different again this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meaning that anyone living with domestic violence could be more isolated.

Domestic abuse does not stop for Christmas and if you, or someone you are concerned about needs help, you are not alone.

Dial 999 if you are in immediate danger and ask for the police

(If you can't speak and are calling from a mobile, listen to the operator and, when prompted, dial 55 to connect to the police).

 

National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Free 24 hour helpline for women who have experienced domestic abuse.

0808 2000 247

Open 24/7, 365 days a year

Website

 

Local support organisations Christmas hours

RASA Merseyside

Thursday 23 December 2021

Friday 24 December (until 2pm)

Closed

25 December - 3 January 2022

Open again Tuesday 4 January 2022

Call 0151 666 1392 - Tuesdays 6pm to 8pm, Thursdays 6pm to 8pm, Fridays 12 to 2pm.

 

Open Door charity

Closed

17 December - 3 January 2022

Open again Tuesday 4 January 2022

 

NEXT Chapter

Thursday 23 December 2021

Closed

24 December - 3 January 2022

Open again Tuesday 4 January 2022

Call 07368 601367 or email jules@nextchapternwcic.co.uk  

 

Tomorrow's Women Wirral

Thursday 23 December - Friday 24 December 2021

Wednesday 29 December - Friday 31 December 2021

Open again Tuesday 4 January 2022

Call 0151 647 7907 

 

Merseyside Police

Thursday 23 December - Tuesday 4 January 2022

Call 999 (emergencies) or call 101 (non-emergencies) or report a crime online 

 

We Can Talk About Domestic Abuse project

Thursday 23 December - Tuesday 4 January 2022

Call Kerry on 0151 666 3866 

 

 

'Ask for ANI' at pharmacies

In January 2021, a codeword scheme was launched in Boots and private pharmacies to offer a lifeline to anyone suffering domestic abuse.

By asking for ANI (which stands for 'Action Needed Immediately'), a trained pharmacy worker will offer to take you aside where you can discretely get help to either contact domestic abuse services or the police.

Look for the Ask for ANI logo (see image below).