SADA continues to offer advice and support throughout pandemic

03 Apr 2020

Stevenage Borough Council is reassuring any victims of domestic abuse that Survivors Against Domestic Abuse (SADA) will continue to offer advice and support throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
 
Although the government advice is to stay home, anyone who is at risk of, or is experiencing, domestic abuse is still able to leave and seek refuge, and SADA will continue to provide support to victims.

SADA is available to residents in Stevenage, North Herts, and East Herts, and expanded to include Welwyn Hatfield in January.

Councillor Sharon Taylor, Leader of Stevenage Borough Council and Chair of SADA, said: “Unfortunately increasing financial pressures, school closures and more people working from home all mean that there could be an increase in domestic abuse.

“We know that this is a worrying time for all of us, but this may be heightened for those who have suffered or are suffering any form of domestic abuse and are now isolated with their abuser.

“We want to reassure residents that we will continue to support anyone who needs our help. Please contact SADA and do not suffer in silence.”

Cllr Gary Grindal, North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Executive Member for Housing said: “NHDC will continue to work closely with SADA during the Coronavirus pandemic to make sure that those who are victims of domestic abuse still get the help they need. If you need advice or help because you are in a difficult situation, please pick up the phone and talk to SADA, or access their services online”.

Please call 01438 242666 to speak to a dedicated domestic abuse worker. For more information, visit: www.stevenage.gov.uk/about-stevenage/so-safe/187555/