16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence (25 November – 8 December)

North Central London is supporting 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, an annual, international opportunity to come together to raise awareness of domestic abuse and sexual violence, inspiring individuals, organisations, and communities to make a change.

During the ten days, we will be promoting ‘Safe Spaces’ a place where those suffering from domestic violence can get help. Safe Spaces are situated within Boots, Superdrug, Morrisons & Well pharmacies & many independent pharmacies across the UK.

How to access a Safe Space:

  1. Walk into any participating pharmacy in the UK. You can find your nearest one here.
  2. Ask at the healthcare counter to use their Safe Space.
  3. A pharmacist will show you to the Safe Space. Which will be the consultancy room.
  4. Once inside, you will find displayed specialist domestic abuse support information for you to access, to make that call or access Bright Sky safely.

North Central London CCG works with our statutory partners to promote the safety and wellbeing of anyone at risk of domestic violence and abuse. Each north central London borough has separate advice and support service, offering support and protection to residents at risk of domestic violence and abuse.

Domestic violence support services within each borough are listed below:

Barnet Domestic Abuse One Stop Shop

This service provides telephone support, information and advice.

Telephone: 0208 610 3539 (9.30 am – 12.30 pm on Thursdays)

Solace Advocacy and Support Service

Solace Advocacy and Support Service provides free and confidential support for women and men in Barnet affected by domestic abuse.

Telephone: 0808 802 5565

Email: barnet.advocacy@solacewomensaid.org

Camden Safety Net

The Camden Safety Net provides services to survivors of domestic abuse and/or sexual violence as well as to children affected by violence within Camden.

Telephone: 020 7974 2526 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm)

Email: camdensafetynet@camden.gov.uk

Website: https://www.camden.gov.uk/contact-camden-safety-net

Enfield Council Domestic Abuse Hub

This service provides a multi-agency response to anyone fleeing domestic abuse in Enfield.

Telephone: 0800 923 9009 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Email: callusDAH@enfield.gov.uk

Website: https://new.enfield.gov.uk/services/community-safety/domestic-abuse/#5

Haringey Domestic Abuse Helpline

This support service is provided by Haringey Council for residents who are experiencing/have experienced domestic violence.

Telephone: 0300 012 0213

Website: https://www.haringey.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/health/public-health/domestic-violence-against-women-and-girls

Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy Service – IDVAS

This is a support service for women and men living in Islington who are experiencing/have experienced domestic and/or sexual violence.

Telephone: 0808 802 5565

E-mail: advice@solacewomensaid.org

Website: https://directory.islington.gov.uk/kb5/islington/directory/service.page?id=RHGYp3OJG44

National Domestic Abuse Helpline

24-hour freephone: 0808 2000 247

National Domestic Abuse Helpline website: https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/