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RedbridgeCVS's Domestic Abuse Project has been working to raise awareness of the subject in our local community groups and organisations.
What is domestic abuse?
When they hear domestic abuse mentioned, people – whatever their community, age group or culture – often think this means physical violence. Abuse can be physical – but it can also be emotional, psychological, sexual, financial or a combination of these.
The Refuge website explains that "Anyone forced to alter their behaviour because they are frightened of their partner’s reaction is being abused."
What have we done?
Our trained Health and Wellbeing Buddies have been visiting organisations to raise awareness of the different faces of domestic abuse, and to signpost people to the services available in the Borough.
The Health and Wellbeing Buddies are community leaders and delivered free sessions to a range of groups from all sections of the community. Some members of groups visited have signed up to undertake more detailed training to allow them to become Domestic Abuse Champions in their community settings.
The video below provides basic information about domestic violence:
We've also produced a leaflet which explains what domestic abuse is, and how to get help: