One Stop Shop to offer support for domestic abuse victims

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By kentsussex | Wednesday, January 02, 2013, 10:42

A One Stop Shop for domestic abuse in Swanley will open on a weekly basis from Wednesday, January 9.

 

The One Stop Shop will run every Wednesday morning at Swanley Children's Centre, Northview, Swanley (Sure Start) and will offer a range of advice and support under one roof to help all victims of domestic abuse. 

  

Between 9.30am and 11.30am representatives from Women's Aid and Domestic Abuse Voluntary Support Services will be offering support alongside representatives offering practical advice from Sevenoaks District Council, Kent Fire and Rescue, Kent Police, Housing Associations and solicitors. 

  

Residents can just drop in as no appointments are necessary and free advice and support on issues concerning domestic abuse will be available to anyone in need.   

  

Cllr Elaine Bracken, the Council's Member for Community Safety, says: "This is a vital support service offering practical advice as well as emotional support from compassionate professionals. 

"I would urge residents to seek support from this weekly One Stop Shop if they have any issues relating to domestic abuse." 

  

For further information residents can e-mail communitysafety@sevenoaks.gov.uk or call 01732 227000 and ask for the Community Safety team. 

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