Hestia is a charity that supports over 15,000 adults and children each year across London and the South East to build a life beyond crisis, including victims of domestic abuse, survivors of modern slavery, and people with severe mental ill-health. It is one of the largest providers of domestic abuse support in London, with over 15 years of experience.
The national campaign UK SAYS NO MORE raises awareness and brings together individuals, charities, businesses, and public sector organizations to work together towards ending domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Hestia’s UK SAYS NO MORE campaign partnered with Boots UK, Superdrug, Morrisons, and independent pharmacies nationwide to provide Safe Spaces in their consultation rooms for people experiencing domestic abuse – pharmacies being some of the few places remaining open across the lockdown period, and that provide opportunities for private conversations via consultation rooms. These Safe Spaces increased the opportunity for victims of domestic abuse to discreetly access specialist support, providing a space for them to phone a helpline, contact a support service or talk to a friend or family member.