DAily Alliance- 3 June, 2020


Your roundup of local and national
domestic abuse stories

Refuge campaign depicts the realities of domestic abuse as cases surge
Refuge, the national domestic abuse charity, has created a short film that lays bare the realities of domestic abuse, as reported cases surge under lockdown. Since Boris Johnson’s request in March that the British public stay at home, calls and contacts to Refuge reported that calls its helpline have risen by 66%, and visits to its website have risen ten-fold. At least 15m more cases of domestic violence are predicted around the world as a result of the pandemic restrictions, according to UN data.
-The Drum

West Ham Women team up with domestic abuse charities
West Ham are teaming up with Hestia and Refuge to support their urgent appeals to raise funds for thousands of people they support across London and the South East, with the charities prioritising the safety and well-being of vulnerable women, children and men across Newham and Barking & Dagenham. Hestia’s urgent Covid-19 appeal will help to provide packages which include essential items including food, nappies, cleaning equipment and entertainment, so that individuals and families can stay safe and well during the lockdown. The club has pledged to run a bucket collection at a future West Ham women’s fixture when fans are in attendance, in support of both charities.
-Brent & Kilburn Times

Teens fundraise for Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline in wake of coronavirus
Two St Albans teens have raised more than £500 for the Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline in a bid to help those suffering in the midst of the coronavirus lockdown. Emily Bloomfield, 16, and Jess Simons, 17, have been busy taking on running challenges, covering 125km between them. Emily said: “We wanted to do what we could to help support those who might be suffering the most during lockdown, and it was important to us to support the amazing work of the helpline.”
-The Herts Advertiser

Bosses told to look for these telltale signs their staff may be in an abusive relationship
A domestic abuse support service is urging bosses to be on the look-out for tell-tale signs their employees might be in an abusive relationship as more people return to work. New Era provides emotional support, practical advice and advocacy services for anyone affected in Burton and elsewhere in Staffordshire, including victims and their families. It also offers help to perpetrators who want help to change their abusive behaviour. Mickey Hemmings, New Era’s acting head of service, said: “There’s no doubt the lockdown has brought added emotional, financial and other pressures for many people. “If a colleague is showing a change in their personality, either by being quieter and more withdrawn than usual, appearing to be on tenterhooks or worried about something, it might be a sign they are in an abusive relationship and in need of support.”
-Derby Telegraph




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