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Domestic abuse victims in Cumbria can now discretely seek help from pharmacy staff taking part in a new scheme - by “asking for Ani”.

 The phrase will be code that they are making a call for assistance, with staff at participating pharmacies being trained on the next steps to take.

 Boots stores across the county are taking part and other participating pharmacies will display posters to show they are also available to help – with the scheme being rolled out across Cumbria.

 All the person who feels at risk needs to do is go to a staff member and ask “for Ani”.

 They will then be provided with a safe space at the branch and a phone to call for help or information on what support is out there.

If you have been the victim of domestic abuse, or are concerned for someone who is, you can report this by calling 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.

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This issue has added significance during the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions. People may leave home to avoid injury or risk of harm, including domestic abuse.

 The “Ani” they ask for is an abbreviation of Assistance Needed Immediately.

If you have been the victim of domestic abuse, or are concerned for someone who is, you can report this by calling 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.

You can access support services regardless of whether you have reported a crime to the police. To access support services independently, contact Victim Support  24/7 on 0808 1689 111 -  or visit the Cumbria Together website  www.cumbriatogether.com.

 

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