If you are a victim of domestic abuse there are a number of schemes and services that can help you.
The Sanctuary Scheme
The Sanctuary Scheme helps to assist victims of domestic abuse by offering security improvements to allow you to remain in your own home. We work closely with the Lincolnshire Police Crime Reduction Team, who will ‘risk assess’ a home and recommend alterations or additions to the physical security of the property. This may include providing additional security measures such as:
- Window locks
- Front and back door locks
- Fire safety equipment
This scheme is available in all types of housing, including private ownership, privately rented or social housing.
To access the Sanctuary Scheme call 01522 873787.
West Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse Services
West Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse Services is a registered charity who can provide emergency and temporary accommodation for anyone who is a victim of domestic abuse.
They also employ specialist Independent Domestic Violence advisors who can help males and females over the age of 16 who have been assessed as high risk of homicide or serious injury due to domestic abuse and violence.
Visit their website or call 01522 510 041.
Women's Aid offer advice and guidance for women suffering from domestic abuse. They can help put you in touch with other services that may be able to help you and your situation.
They have a 24 hour free helpline, call 0808 2000 247 or visit their website.
Other websites you may find useful:
Lincolnshire County Council - Domestic abuse advice
Spring Lodge - Sexual assault referrals