Blog | Press Release

23 December 2020

Refuge reassures survivors that they are not alone over the Christmas period

Ahead of the holiday period, Lisa King, director of communications and external relations at Refuge said:

“Domestic abuse is the biggest social issue affecting women and children and has never been more of an issue than it is now, as COVID-19 restrictions have forced women and children to stay at home with their abusers. With a locked-down Christmas fast approaching, the end of 2020 will be a very challenging time for women and children experiencing domestic abuse across the country.

Refuge wants every woman experiencing abuse this Christmas to know – if you need help, you are not alone. Call our Freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247, any time of day or night, to speak to one of our highly trained female Helpline advisors who can provide you with emotional support and information on your rights and options. Alternatively, visit to use our webform to request a safe time to be called back or access our live chat service, Mon-Fri, 3pm-10pm. Our message is clear, Refuge is here twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. You are not alone.”