Help for domestic violence and abuse during Covid-19

Abuse and domestic violence has increased with Covid-19, particularly during periods of lockdown and self-isolation. But you are not alone, seek help from the services below – and they are not just for during Covid-19

Gender-based abuse

Survivors of domestic abuse may feel particularly alone and at risk during self-isolation. If you’re in Lambeth the Gaia Centre can help. Confidential advice and support is available by phone, text or email – whatever’s safest. Make a referral or self-refer by calling 020 7733 8724, or email

More information is available in our section, Support for gender-based violence and abuse.

Portuguese-speaking survivors of abuse

Respeito is a local organisation offering one-to-one support by telephone for Portuguese speakers, women victims and survivors of domestic abuse, vulnerable individuals and families and identity needs. They provide moral and practical support, interpreting and translation and referrals for callers to specialist organisations. Call 0300 365 2800, Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm.