Domestic abuse in the LGBT community is a serious issue. About 25% of LGBT people suffer through violent or threatening relationships with partners or ex-partners which is about the same rates as in as domestic abuse against heterosexual women. We want to provide a worker to help tattle this issue.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1116162)
As in opposite-gendered couples, the problem of LGBT domestic violence (DV) is underreported. Those involved in same-gender abuse are often afraid of revealing their sexual orientation or the nature of their relationship. The impact on the abused partner includes abuses such as emotional bullying, physical aggression, threats to harm the victim or other loved ones, social isolation and control of finances. The project will aim to raise awareness and support victims of domestic Violence.
Will we recruit a support worker for 15 hours a week who will work with local LGBT groups to raise awareness around Domestic Violence. This will be done through networking, plus through our website and via social media. The worker will also support clients and provide a specialist service that allows the clients to feel safe. The worker would support clients through any reporting the crimes and through any court proceedings. Plus provide emotional support to the clients.
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