Sefton Council are reminding residents across the borough of Domestic Abuse support services available during COVID-19.
Many residents will be following the national advice around household isolation and social distancing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
While this advice is in place to keep as many people as safe and well as possible, a small number of vulnerable people in our communities will be more concerned than others about the prospect of staying at home for a number of reasons.
This includes those who have been the victims of domestic abuse such as violence or coercive and controlling behaviour.
A spokesman for Sefton Council said: “While all public services are adapting to new ways of working during this pandemic, our message to anyone who is experiencing domestic abuse could not be more clear.
“You are not alone and you don’t have to suffer in silence – we are always here to offer help and support to anyone who needs it.
“Sefton are working with multiple partners including Merseyside Police and providers of domestic abuse support across Merseyside and we will continue to work together to maintain essential services and contacts for anyone affected by domestic abuse during the weeks and months to come.”
More information about those services and who to contact is available via www.sefton.gov.uk/isolationabuse.