As Covid-19 continues to spread, Restored is concerned for women and children living in households where abuse is perpetrated. We know their levels of vulnerability are increased by the lockdown and confinement measures that have been put in place in order to control the spread of the virus.
How is Restored responding to Covid-19?
Faith leaders play a vital role in conveying key messages to communities and provide support in times of crisis. Restored is responding to covid-19 by providing
- Printable Toolkits
- Training Videos
- One-to-One Support for Church Leaders
We also have a blog with useful information about working from home and domestic abuse here
We seek to equip church leaders to respond in the best possible way to the challenges that Covid-19 brings to women and child victims of domestic abuse. If you would like more information on the above mentioned resources please click on the links below and you will be directed to the right area.
Please click on each title to access the document
Training Videos -Tea Time Talks
These are 15 minute talks about key subjects regarding domestic abuse and how to respond more appropriately.
They will take place on Mondays at 4:00 (tea time!) during term-time.
All you need to do is send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you would like to join.
For more info please click here.
One-to-One Church Leader Support
We do not run a helpline but we are available to answer questions and can allocate one-to-one slots to support church leaders.
If you are interested in having a slot please email us at email@example.com
Please be aware we can only offer support within working hours, depending on availability.
We are also encouraging people to pray for everyone during this pandemic but especially for those experiencing domestic abuse during lockdown. We have opened our prayer meeting on Fridays (1:30 pm to 2:00 pm London time) to anyone who would like to join us. If you would like to participate and you are not already on our prayer list please sign up here and you will receive the details to join us.
We are also in close contact with other church organisations to ensure we are drawing on the expertise and knowledge of the wider community. We are a member of Your Neighbour which is an extensive network of churches and Christian organisations in the UK who are coordinating church response to the Covid-19 crisis.
What is happening to the work Restored was doing before Covid-19?
We were gearing up to a busy Easter with events and training days which filled the calendar. All these events had to be either cancelled or postponed. However, we are seizing the moment and rising to the challenge by adapting our training to be delivered online and are working to make our Survivors Handbook accesible online as en e-book to all survivors of domestic abuse anywhere.
However, the postponement or cancellation of public events and opportunities to share Restored´s work will impact our financial situation. We are concerned about what happens if we receive fewer donations, and the effect this may have on the support we can provide to church leaders and women and child victims of domestic abuse. If you would like to support Restored in continuing their work please click here.