“Stay Home” or “Stay Safe” – Stevenage Against Domestic Abuse
Posted on 20th May, 2020
No sooner was the national lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic announced, than serious concerns were being raised by domestic abuse charities and campaigners about those trapped in unsafe homes with abusive partners or family members. The Government’s messages of “stay home” and “stay safe” did not match the lived experience of those suffering domestic abuse.
These concerns were echoed by Stevenage Against Domestic Abuse (SADA) and a commitment was made by Members, managers and staff to ensure that, despite the necessary restrictions and adjustments required, the services it provided would continue to offer support and practical help.