What we’re doing to stop violence against women and girls
Residents are urged to join the ‘Take Action: End Domestic Abuse’ campaign during the worldwide 16 days of action.
International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls sees the launch of this year’s 16 Days of Action domestic abuse campaign. Every year, we support this important campaign by holding events, sharing stories and more to raise awareness of how our teams can support anyone experiencing domestic abuse.
Remember to regularly check out our website news, X and Facebook over the next two weeks. We’ll be sharing lots of useful information on external support services and organisations as well warning signs and awareness on the different types of abuse and how to understand if this is something you’re experiencing.
Our new local approach
As you know, we’ve created a regional structure that’s the same in each area to make sure our services are consistent across Peabody. As part of this we’ve established local community safety teams within our four regions to ensure we can meet local needs.
Having dedicated community safety teams who understand domestic abuse and its impact is just one way we’re ensuring that our teams are working to get closer to you – our residents.
What is domestic abuse?
Domestic abuse is any incident, or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading or violent behaviour. This is usually by a partner or ex-partner, but it can also be by a family member.
It can happen to anyone, regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation. It’s not just physical, it can take the form of psychological and emotional abuse, financial abuse, sexual abuse, or controlling and coercive behaviour.
How we can help Once you’ve contacted us, we’ll put you in touch with your local Community Safety team. A specialist from the team will be in touch at a time that’s safe for you.
They’ll agree an action plan that’ll include:
- Staying in touch safely.
- Discussing your housing options.
- Help to increase the security at your home, find legal advice or counselling services.
- Working with specialist domestic abuse services.
Get in touch
If you’re worried about your relationship, or concerned for a neighbour, find out more on our domestic abuse page. Please contact us. You’re not alone – we’re here to help.