Domestic Abuse and Covid-19

Information for those who are experiencing domestic abuse

As a result of Coronavirus outbreak, many victims of Domestic Abuse face additional challenges and barriers to accessing support. While self-isolating, families will spend extended periods of time together and it is recognised that controlling behaviour and/or tensions may rise, escalating the risk of abuse and violence.

If you are currently experiencing domestic abuse, you are not alone, and we would like to reassure our residents that support services are still available to offer help. If you are not sure if you are experiencing domestic abuse, please click here.

The leaflet from the Council can be found here: Domestic Abuse & Covid-19

 The main domestic abuse services to contact:

Wandsworth borough - Safety Net 

IDVA service 020 7801 1777

Monday – Friday 9am-5pm

 Other Services:

Metropolitan Police
If in an immediate danger, always call 999. For non-emergencies, dial 101

One Stop Shop service is closed until further notice, however residents can contact Victim Support service on 020 7801 1777, or email

This service is open Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm


National Domestic Violence Helpline 24/7
Call 0808 2000 247

Wandsworth Foodbanks
020 7326 9428
click here


Women’s Aid Live Chat online service

Monday to Friday 10am-12pm
click here


Rape Crisis Live Chat Helpline – available for women and girls aged 16+ click here 

Opening hours:

Monday:       2pm-4.30pm, 6pm-9pm
Tuesday:      2-4.30pm, 6pm-9pm
Wednesday: 12pm-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm
Thursday:   12pm-2.30pm, 6pm-8.30pm
Friday:         9am-11.30am


COVID-19 Community Hub
Call: 020 8871 6555 or click here


Housing options
If you are at risk of homelessness, please contact:
Housing Information and Advice Team 020 8871 6840


Adult Social Services
020 8871 7168/8601


Children and Family Support Services
020 8871 6622


Age UK Advice Line
0800 678 1602 Lines are open 8am-7pm, 365 days a year click here


Galop - LGBT+ anti-violence charity
London LGBT+ Advice Line 020 7704 2040
Monday to Friday between 10am-12.30pm and between1.30pm-4pm


Men’s Advice Line
0808 801 0327
Open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm


Mankind Male Victims of Domestic Abuse
Monday-Friday 10am to 4pm 01823 334244 click here


Surviving Economic Abuse Guidance
click here