No two people are the same, which means that the help or support they might want or need as a result of living with domestic abuse or having experienced sexual violence, will be different. We are asking anyone who has experienced either domestic abuse or sexual violence (or both) to complete our confidential survey. The survey is completely anonymous but does ask very personal questions about what you experienced. If you're happy to continue, start the survey.
We will use the results to help us think about what 'help' actually looks like for an individual and to work out how to enable them to access that help. We do understand that not everyone will ask for help, but for those who didn't seek support we'd also like to identify whether there were any specific barriers to getting help.
The Government is introducing the Domestic Abuse Bill this year and has been very open about its commitment to support those at risk of or experiencing domestic abuse and their children. They have also introduced the Ask for ANI scheme in Boots and other pharmacies to try and make asking for help more widely available.
We hope you feel able to complete the survey but please don't continue if it triggers painful memories, in which case, our directory contains a list of services that may be able to support you. The Victim Care Unit can be contacted on 01392 475900. Samaritans are available 24/7 (dial 116 123) to talk about anything that is troubling you.