Services are still in place for victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence, says the Fife Violence Against Women Partnership.
Co-ordinator Sheila Noble provided a list of useful contacts and said it was important to note that home is not the safest place to be for some people.
“There are a number of factors that can increase the risk of domestic abuse and sexual violence – enforced contact between partners, women feeling trapped and unable to leave, increased drinking at home, complications over child contact arrangements and reduced access to normal support routes,” she said.
“These are challenging times but services are still up and running and support is available and I would urge anyone who is struggling to get in touch.”
Fife Women’s Aid / Shakti Women’s Aid ( Fife)
Office is shut. Telephone support available. Emergency visits only.
Tel 0808 802 5555 (available 24/7).
MARAC continues to take referrals. Information will be shared with partners to reduce risk
Contact as usual 101.
Call 999 in an emergency.
Safe Secure & Supported @Homeservice
Contact with clients via telephone. Equipment being delivered by Police. No outside lights being fitted
No change. Via online form or Police referrals.
Saje (Freedom Programme)
Office shut. Offering support via text, email and phone. Taking email referrals.
Regular updates on social media (sajescotland)
Tel 07909482279/ 07887248354
Fife Rape and Sexual Assault Centre (FRASAC)
Office shut. Offering telephone support during office hours (frequency depending on their needs).
Tel 01592 642336
Office shut. Offering support via email and phone.
Tel 01592 644217
Advising clients not to attend appointments if unwell or in contact with anyone unwell.
Tel 01383 739084
Online chat via website available times vary, updated on Twitter page weekly. Online contact form on website.
National Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage helpline
Contact as usual 24/7
Tel 0800 027 1234
Contact as usual however, added text support service.
Open 6pm – Midnight 7 days
Text 07537 410027
Tel 08088 01 03 02
Skeleton staff Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm. Contacted via phone, email or social media. Virtual drop-in’s still occurring.
Tel 01592 858248
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