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South Essex Homes Limited
is the Arms Length Management Organisation of
Southend on Sea Borough Council

Registered in England and Wales
Registered Office:
Cheviot House,
70 Baxter Avenue,
Southend on Sea,
Essex SS2 6HZ

Registration Number:
05453601

VAT Registration No:
864 0939 01

20 November 2012

Domestic Abuse Awareness Week

Why do we mark Domestic Abuse Awareness Week?

Awareness Week is held every year across Essex, as an opportunity to spread messages about domestic abuse. It is held this week because 25th November is the international End Violence Against Women Day, established by the UN in 1999. People are asked to wear the white ribbon on this day to pledge they “will not commit, condone or remain silent about domestic abuse or violence against women.”

For those experiencing domestic abuse, help is available locally and nationally from:

Safer Places

§  Support for women & men in the community

§  Safe housing for women & children

§  Drop-in: Centre Place, Woodgrange Estate

§  Call 01702 618026

§  Website: http://www.saferplaces.co.uk/

SOS Domestic Abuse Projects

§  Women only: Call 01702 302333, Drop-in: 4 West Road

§  Men only: Drop-in service, call 01702 343868

§  Children: Call 01702 343868

National Helplines

§  National Domestic Violence Helpline (for women)

0808 2000 247 (24-hours, freephone), www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk

§  Men’s Advice Line (for men)

0808 801 0327 (Mon-Fri 10am-1pm and 2-5pm, freephone), www.mensadviceline.org.uk

§  Broken Rainbow (for LGBT victims)

0300 999 5428 (Mon and Thurs 2-8pm, Wed 10am-1pm, freephone), www.brokenrainbow.org.uk

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