Ask for Ani (Domestic Abuse)

New scheme of help for people experiencing domestic abuse. ANI (pronounced Annie) stands for ‘Action Needed Immediately’ is a special code word people experiencing domestic violence can use at pharmacies.

All Boots pharmacies are taking part in the scheme.

People asking for Ani will be taken to a private, safe, and discreet room and asked if they want to call 999 or a domestic abuse helpline.

Pharmacies will display the Ask for Ani poster in their window so people know they can approach the pharmacy.

Always call 999 if you and your children are at immediate risk of harm.

Reach out, don’t suffer in silence.

Bolton at Home Domestic Abuse Team: 

01204 329363


01204 394842

Fortalice (24 hour support):

01204 365677

Bolton Council Housing Options:

support for emergency accommodation - 01204 335900

Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpline

Greater Manchester Police links

National Helplines

National Stalking Helpline (advice for victims):

0808 802 0300

The National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 

0808 2000 247 (remains open 24/7)

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