Stockport Homes as partnered up with Stockport Council and other agencies to support the ‘Sitting Right With You’ campaign which is aimed at supporting people who are experiencing abusive behaviours in a relationship.
Domestic abuse covers a whole range of incidents. Violence, control, intimidation and isolation are all forms of abuse that are much more common than you think.
It can be between people who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of age, race, religion, sexuality or disability.
One in three women and one in six men experience some form of domestic abuse and unfortunately there is an increase in reported incidents over the summer months.
It's time to start talking about it.
Volunteers will be going to locations in the borough between 20-22 June to speak to residents and let them know about local support services.
The events will take place on:
- Merseyway Shopping Centre, Wednesday 20th June between 8am and 5pm
- First House, Brinnington, SK5 8EN, Thursday 21st June between 11am – 4pm
- Heaton Moor Medical Centre, 32 Heaton Moor Rd, SK4 4NX, Friday 22nd June between 11am – 4pm
Simon Welch, Director of Neighbourhoods and Support, said
Domestic abuse can affect anyone. Over the three days there will be volunteers available to talk to, as well as handing out information with helpline numbers. I would urge anyone who is experiencing domestic abuse or knows someone who is, not to stand by but to make contact with the local agencies.
You can find out what support is available for you or for someone you know who may need help by visiting www.sittingrightwithyou.co.uk
If you have been a victim of crime and would like some support visit www.gmvictims.org.uk or go to www.stockporttpa.co.uk/2017/10/24/alliance-for-positive-relationships/.