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Ward Member for Eccleshall and Cabinet Member
for Communities on Stafford Borough Council
- Will affect one in four women and one in six men in their lifetime
- It leads to, on average, two women being murdered each week and 30 men per year
- It acounts for 16% of all violent crime and yet is the violent crime least likely to be reported to
police with more repeat victims than any other crime, with an average of 35 assaults before the victim calls the police
- It is the single most quoted reason for becoming homeless, after the loss of a tenancy
Raising awareness and offering support is key to turnng victims into being survivors.
I am delighted to have supported Staffordshire Women's Aid with the opening of their purpose-built refuge, raising much needed funds to help with the fit-out of the Refuge, just at a time when 32 refuges nationally have closed, between 2010 and 2014, due to funding constraints.
I have also lobbied the Department for Communities and Local Government on the long term funding model for supported accomodation, including refuges.
Visiting Stafford's new Women's Refuge with Sue Arnold, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Executive of Staffordshire Women's Aid, Dickie James - November 2016
Domestic Violence affects lives
Charity Curry Weekend at London House Restaurant, Eccleshall, raised £1,115 in aid of Staffordshire Women's Aid - November 2015