Domestic abuse support during COVID-19
If you are experiencing domestic abuse, you can find information about the support that's currently available on the Government website.
If you are in immediate danger call 999.
If you are also at risk of homelessness as a result of domestic abuse, you can contact our housing team directly on 01424 451100 or online via our webpages.
If you have experienced domestic violence and abuse it's important to get advice as soon as possible to help you remain safe - I need help.
If you are in immediate danger, please contact
- Police on 999, or you can also use 101 to give information to the police or make an enquiry.
- Refuge on 0808 2000 247 (24 hour Freephone National Domestic Violence Helpline). Refuge's website also contains lots of useful information on domestic violence.
If you need emergency accommodation outside of office hours please telephone 01424 451999.
The Sanctuary Scheme centres around the needs of victims of domestic abuse, other physical violence or hate crimes, and enables them to remain in their homes and feel safe.
The Scheme provides an alternative to relocation away from family and friends, with vital support networks and key services through the installation of enhanced security measures in a person's home.
The scheme is voluntary, free and available to both homeowners and tenants who meet certain requirements.
The scheme is funded by Hastings Borough Council and is supported by members of the Hastings and Rother Domestic Abuse forum, which has representatives from CGL, Sussex Police, Home Works, Optivo, Rother District Council and Hastings Borough Council.
If you would like to request a Sanctuary in your home call the CGL Domestic Abuse Portal Service on 01424 716629 or the Housing Options Team on 01424 451100 or visit Housing Options.