Safe places if you’re experiencing domestic abuse
Recently, a range of “safe places” have been established if you’re experiencing domestic abuse and need help while you’re out and about. These have a range of purposes, from providing direct support to you, or helping you have free and easy access to local or national helplines. So in Somerset what are these safe places?
Consulting rooms in pharmacies in 117 Morrisons stores have designated safe spaces where Morrisons pharmacists – who have been specially trained – can direct those seeking help to the support they need.
Information about the safe spaces and where to get help is shared on posters and till receipts in all 494 Morrisons stores.
In participating branches posters will show that they can provide help about domestic abuse.
You can also find information on how they can help you if you’re experiencing economic (financial) abuse online at https://personal.natwest.com/personal/life-moments/financial-abuse.html
Many of their staff have been trained to help refer clients into their Domestic and Financial Abuse Team. Ask at your branch or visit
They can also help you if you’re experiencing domestic abuse – Visit https://www.hsbc.co.uk/help/money-worries/financial-abuse/
- Many other local independent pharmacies
You will either see posters advising what to do, or can ask staff at the counter to use the consultation room or their “Safe Space”, where you then will be able to contact services for help and advice.
Online Safe Spaces
Online Safe Spaces, delivered in partnership between UK SAYS NO MORE and Royal Mail Group, web pages with information on specialist domestic abuse support services, national helplines and other resources. The web page does not appear in Internet browsing history.
By clicking on the Safe Spaces logo on each of these sites, you will be automatically taken to an Online Safe Space and presented with information and resources on domestic abuse.