We have been closely monitoring the situation with Coronavirus and we have taken the measure to close our office at this moment in time. This decision was not an easy one but the health and safety of our staff, the women, children and youngpeople we work with is our primary concern. This means that we cannot offer face to face support, group activities and drop in appointments at the moment. We will review this daily and in line with the Scottish Government decisions.
We are still available for phone support Monday to Friday from 10am to 2pm on the support line number, 01738 639043. You can leave a voicemail out of hours and one of workers will get back to you or you can call the National Domestic Helpline on 0800 027 1234 (available 24 hours a day). We are also available at firstname.lastname@example.org and if you have a key worker, they are still available on their number.
If you feel like you are in danger in any way, please do not hesitate to call 999.
We cannot provide refuge at this time but contact Perth and Kinross Council at Housing Options and Support Team on 0800 917 0708 or email email@example.com if you need to leave your home now or within the next 2months. (Please be advised that calls may take slightly longer than usual. Locality Housing Services Number for urgent enquiry please call 01738 476000 (option 2) may also be able to help.
We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time and please do contact us if you need support or take note of the other services that can provide advice or support at this time below.
The Perthshire Women’s Aid Team.
Advice around your health and Coronavirus: NHS Inform https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus
Advice for Mum and Carers: Parent Club https://www.parentclub.scot/topics/health/coronavirus
Advice about benefits and employment rights: Citizens Advice Scotland https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/scotland/health/coronavirus-what-it-means-for-you/
Additional Support Lines
Age Scotland (https://www.ageuk.org.uk/scotland/) (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm): 0800 12 44 222
Samartians(https://www.samaritans.org/scotland/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/) Available 24/7: 116 123
Childline (https://www.childline.org.uk/) Available 24/7: 0800 1111
YoungScot The Lowdown Information Line (http://www.young.scot/get-the-lowdown) Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm: 0808 802 4444