The Hollie Gazzard Trust has secured vital funding from the Home Office to offer Hollie Guard Extra to Police Forces throughout the UK. The funding comes as part of the Governments £750m package of support for charities that tackle domestic abuse.
Hollie Guard is a free to download app, compatible with all IOS and Andriod smartphones, which turns your phone in to a personal safety device, which can reach out to your emergency contacts when you create an alert. We recently launched Hollie Guard Extra, which offers an enhanced level of support, with all alerts going to a dedicated emergency response team who are fully equipped to assess your situation and are trained in appropriate escalation procedures. This feature is available 24/7 and is exclusive to Hollie Guard Extra.
Nick Gazzard said: ”This funding from the Home Office is vital to the work we are doing on Hollie Guard and Hollie Guard Extra. Our aim has always been to make the app available to as many people who need it as possible. With alerts going up 30% during lockdown, we see this as a significant opportunity to work with the police to reach those who need help the most. It’s been a terrible time with regards to domestic abuse so we’re doing what we can to reach out.”
So far, 17 police forces in the UK have between them got over 600 codes to give access to Hollie Guard Extra to those they engage with who are experiencing domestic abuse.
Of course, we’d like to work with as many Police Forces, charities and organisations to work together to tackle domestic abuse and help people feel safe from their perpetrators. If you would like to speak to us about working together please email [email protected]
For more information and to download Hollie Guard please visit: https://hollieguard.com/.