Steps have been taken to help those suffering the impact of domestic abuse during the isolation of lockdown.
A UK wide scheme allows people at risk of domestic abuse to access support by giving a discreet code word to pharmacists.
If a participating pharmacist is asked for “Ani” (Action Needed Immediately) they will offer the person making the request the chance to go to a private space and will offer to seek help from police or other services and/or to contact domestic abuse helplines. The name is an acronym for “action needed immediately”.
The scheme will be available immediately, initially in 2,300 Boots stores and in 255 independent pharmacies.
If you need legal advice in connection with allegations of domestic violence or relationship breakdown, please give Celia or Sam a ring on 01752 222211