News

We’re here to support victims of domestic abuse

Saturday 18 April 2020

Our Make a Stand champions, Board Chair, Marilyn Clewes (left), and Depute Director of Housing & Housing Support, Elizabeth Hood (right)Since the national lockdown began in March, reports of domestic abuse have been on the rise. You do not have to suffer on your own.

Our Make a Stand champions, Board Chair, Marilyn Clewes (left), and Depute Director of Housing, Elizabeth Hood (right), are supporting the national campaign against domestic abuse.

They’re encouraging anyone in the Queens Cross community to get help by contacting the association as a Third Party Reporting Centre or by using the Domestic Abuse Helpline or website.

Marilyn said: “There can be a lot of shame felt by the person who’s experiencing or is a survivor of domestic abuse. But any shame involved rests squarely on the shoulders of the abuser.

Elizabeth reinforced that message: “Survivors need to know that they have rights and that includes the right to stay in their own home.

“We can work with agencies, like Glasgow Women’s Aid and the police, to support any tenant, woman or man, who’s experienced domestic abuse and I’d encourage those in that situation to have a confidential conversation with us using our phone number or email address.”

The most important thing to remember is that domestic abuse is not your fault. You have choices and there are support services for both women and men that can help.

Call us on 0808 143 2002 or the Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0800 027 1234 to start the conversation.

Useful links