Chairman: Councillor Phil Loughlin | Clerk: Ralph L Morgan (BA Hons)

Help for victims of domestic abuse

March 31, 2020

Help remains available for victims of domestic abuse in Telford and Wrekin.

As more people are being asked to stay at home to protect the NHS, Telford & Wrekin Council are reassuring victims of domestic abuse that help and support remains available to them.

Cllr Rae Evans, cabinet lead for the prevention of domestic abuse, said: “Coronavirus will impact the most vulnerable in our communities, including those experiencing domestic abuse.

“With more and more people being asked to stay at home, to protect the NHS and to save lives, many victims of domestic abuse are going to find themselves even more trapped and in need of support.

“Telford has been a white ribbon town now for three years in a row, it shows our commitment to protect and care for victims of domestic abuse.

“So we want to remind people during this difficult time that if you, or someone you know, are experiencing abuse, you’re not alone. Help and support is available so please get in touch.

Wendy Bulman, Shropshire Domestic Abuse Service Manager, said: “During this pandemic it is important to know that domestic abuse services are still open and available to help.

“We remain committed to offering support via telephone or email. Access to Refuge or alternative safe accommodation is also available should you need to flee”

For help and support contact the Shropshire Domestic Abuse Service 0300 303 1191 or email sdas@shropsdas.org.uk.

In an emergency please call 999.

Last modified: March 31, 2020