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Wrekin makes a stand against domestic violence

The Wrekin Housing Group have pledged their support for Make a Stand, a national campaign that will help to tackle domestic abuse in communities across the region.

Millions of people experience domestic abuse every year and two women are killed by their partner or ex-partner every week.

Data suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic has further worsened the problem. According to a recent survey by Women’s Aid, 67.4% of survivors who are currently experiencing abuse say that it has become worse since the beginning of the pandemic.

By signing up to the Make A Stand campaign, Wrekin have committed to several commitments that will provide support for people experiencing domestic abuse.

Morag Bailey, Head of Continuous Improvement at The Wrekin Housing Group, said, “We house and employ over 35,000 people across Telford & Wrekin, Shropshire and Staffordshire, and the safety and wellbeing of all of our people is of the utmost importance.”

“This is more than just a pledge to us. Domestic abuse of any kind is unacceptable, so we’ll be using Make a Stand as a launchpad for even more action – making it easier for those affected to access support whenever they need it.”

The campaign, fronted by the Chartered Institute of Housing, was developed alongside the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) and Women's Aid.

If you are experiencing any of the above or are concerned about someone else, you can call the freephone 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge on 0808 2000 247 and Wrekin customers can call 01952 217100.

30th July 2020