Category health and wellbeing

#NoClosedDoors2020 – video library

A selection of useful videos about living with domestic abuse and accessing help that is available.

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Talking Cafés keeping Somerset connected with daily Facebook live events

Anyone in Somerset needing information, advice, and support – or just a friendly chat – can now use Facebook Live to join people across the county for daily Talking Café events…

#NoClosedDoors2020 – in the news

Don’t suffer in silence – help is at hand Somerset Newsroom – Family Matters – Apple FM – West Somerset Citizens Advice Bureau – Minehead Town Council   Somerset pharmacies offer a safe place for victims of domestic abuse Somerset Newsroom – Tone News – ITV Westcountry – The Breeze – Apple FM – Frome […]

#NoClosedDoors2020 media centre

Help is still available for victims of domestic abuse – we need your help to spread the message. Restrictions imposed because of the pandemic may heighten domestic tensions and increase domestic abuse – for some people home is not always the safe place it should be. Calls to our domestic abuse helpline and visits to […]

#NoClosedDoors2020 photo library

A selection of emotive photographs that you can use in your media copy.    

Unsure about domestic abuse? #NoClosedDoors2020 can help

Are you unsure whether a person’s behaviour towards you or someone you know is domestic abuse? Somerset County Council has launched a campaign, #NoClosedDoors2020, which is spreading the word about the different types of abuse, the signs to look out for and where to get support – empowering victims to find a route out of […]

Don’t let a friend suffer behind closed doors

Are you worried that a friend, colleague or family member might be suffering domestic abuse? Somerset County Council is encouraging people to get confidential help and advice on how they can help. With domestic abuse affecting 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men in their lifetime, the chances are we all know someone […]

Somerset pharmacies offer a safe place for victims of domestic abuse

People experiencing domestic abuse are now able to access local support through Somerset pharmacies thanks to a joint local initiative. Somerset County Council, the Clinical Commissioning Group and the Local Pharmaceutical Council have been working with pharmacies across the county to arrange for their consulting rooms to be available as a safe place, where anybody […]

Somerset’s innovative health and social care sector attracts national praise

Somerset has been singled out for national praise thanks to the County Council’s exemplary support of communities and care providers…

Free train travel to help those fleeing domestic abuse

Somerset County Council is supporting a scheme which gives free rail travel to people fleeing domestic abuse. Under the scheme, ‘Rail to Refuge’, train operators will cover the cost of train tickets for anyone travelling to refuge accommodation during the lockdown. The financial barrier of travel is one of the many things that can make […]