Hestia partners with TfL 

Today, Sadiq Khan has announced an innovative new project which sees to provide specialist support for those experiencing domestic abuse. Hestia partners with TfL for a new pilot project to provide safe spaces across the TfL network. Londoners will have the chance to seek help as part of their regular daily journey without raising suspicions from an abusive partner.

A member of the public can contact Hestia to set a pre-agreed time and TfL location to meet with a trained specialist. The start date for victims to access this new support will be announced in the near future.

Announcing the new pilot on International Women’s Day, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said:

“Keeping Londoners safe is my number one priority but sadly domestic abuse still accounts for around a tenth of all recorded crime in our city. I want to do everything I can to address this issue and ensure all women and girls in London feel safe.

“Transport is something Londoners use every day, and this new and innovative pilot will explore how regular journeys, which will not cause suspicion, can become an important way for the most vulnerable or at-risk individuals to access the support and services they need.”

Patrick Ryan, CEO at Hestia, said:

“For people trying to escape domestic abuse, fear of their abuser finding out is a key barrier to seeking support. This partnership with TfL is an exciting innovation that will make it possible for us to provide specialist support as people travel about their daily lives.”

Get Help 

Hestia are working with the Mayor of London and TfL to agree on suitable locations for the initial 12-month pilot. To find out more information about the project please contact [email protected]

Domestic abuse can exist in many forms such as emotional, financial as well as physical. For more information about our domestic abuse services, please  click here.