If you are renting a Council property or a Housing Association property, then speak with your Estate Officer or Housing Officer about your situation. If you are renting with a private landlord, are an owner occupier or you are staying with someone and would like some housing assistance either with moving home or feeling safer in your current home, then contact Housing Solutions.
If you also feel you need emotional support, you could contact an organisation called Women's Aid, you could also get in touch with Victim Support. If you need some practical support, then you could get help from South Kesteven Housing Support Service as it is possible to refer yourself to this service. You could also get help from Betterlives Tenancy Support. To be referred to the Betterlives service you would need to be referred by an officer in the Housing Solutions team.
If you do not feel safe in your current home because of domestic abuse and you need to leave, then you may be offered temporary accommodation or a refuge place, whilst we look into helping you move to a longer term, more secure property.
If you would like to stay in your home but would like help in removing the person who is abusing you, then you can contact Housing Solutions and we will talk with you about whether or not this is possible. You can also seek legal advice from a solicitor. The first initial consultation is normally free of charge.
Lifelines are available to anyone who has been a victim of domestic abuse and has a land line phone. It is a small box which goes under the phone, when the button is pressed this makes a call straight through to the Council care centre. The operator is able to see all of your details and they would call the police. You would also receive a pendant which works the same as the lifeline, which you can carry round with you or even take to bed for extra security.
Some people are able to get help through the Sanctuary Scheme allowing you to remain in your home with the added security of reinforced windows and doors being installed. If you would like to see if you can get help with this, contact Housing Solutions.
We also have mobile phones, which we lend to victims of domestic abuse if they have no other means by which to call for help.
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