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Have your say on new plans to tackle domestic abuse

The deadline to have your say on plans to improve domestic abuse support services in Leicestershire is fast approaching.

The deadline to have your say on plans to improve domestic abuse support services in Leicestershire is fast approaching.

People have until the end of Tuesday, December 21 to fill in a short survey about the plans, which include investing more than £1.1m in improving accommodation support for victims and their families.

Research has shown that, in line with a national trend, incidents of domestic abuse in the county have increased year-on-year, with more than 28,000 adults believed to have experienced it in the past year alone. 

It is estimated that more than 98,000 county adults will have experienced domestic abuse at some point in their lives.

Feedback on five identified priorities will help shape Leicestershire County Council’s new Domestic Abuse Reduction Strategy, ensure the right support is in place for victims and their families and help it invest more than £1.1m of government funding to provide help in the best way.

Domestic abuse is sadly becoming an increasing issue and it’s absolutely vital we get this right, which is why we want to hear your views on our new strategy”

Councillor Deborah Taylor, Leicestershire County Council cabinet member for safer communities

You can view the draft strategy and fill in a short questionnaire on the priorities within it here.

If you’d like a hard copy of the questionnaire / strategy please email us or call 0116 305 6056. 

If you have experienced domestic abuse and live in Leicestershire, Leicester or Rutland, you can call the UAVA support helpline on 0808 8020028 

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