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Following a steep rise in cases across the region, the whole of the North East has been named as an area that will receive additional support. You can read the latest statement from LA7 leaders. There are no additional restrictions on the area or residents but with cases of Covid higher than ever before everyone is asked to continue to act carefully and responsibly. Further information will be provided as it becomes available. See Covid-19 advice and information for advice on how to stay safe. Thank you for playing your part in helping to keep the North East open and protect others.

Women's refuges

A women's refuge provides emergency temporary accommodation and support services to women and children who are affected by domestic abuse and homelessness.


Harbour Support Services continue to support those affected by domestic abuse throughout the coronavirus outbreak. Services are still open and able to support people in refuges, through telephone and video support sessions.

Contact Harbour on 03000 202 525 or There is also help at Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for victims of domestic abuse.

You can ring refuges direct for advice and support. The contact numbers are listed below. Please use these for help and advice.

You could also go to your GP, health visitor, social worker, housing officer or the police who can arrange this for you.

  • Stone Meadow House - Tel: 01207 282 193
  • Harbour Peterlee Refuge - Tel: 0191 586 8890
  • Wear Valley Women's Aid Refuge - Tel: 01388 600 094
  • Durham Women's Refuge - Tel: 0191 386 5951
  • Harbour Support Services - Tel: 03000 20 25 25
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Our address is:
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  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
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