Parent organisation of Community Links, Foundation and Bridging the Gap

Interview with Jeremy Vine on Domestic Abuse

Our Development and Innovation Director Sinead Cregan has been talking to Jeremy Vine on BBC Radio 2 about increased domestic abuse during the COVID-19 outbreak and how we can support victims’ safety.

There is a marked and concerning increase in domestic abuse as a result of the lockdown conditions, with high-profile murders over the weekend and refuges in desperate need of support. We are keen for victims to know that they can leave home to escape abuse, there is support out there and there are ways to keep safe.

Our refuge in Redcar is still supporting clients as usual, and still accepting referrals. Our website has support, advice and contact details, and our helpline can be reached on 0300 456 2214.

We also offer support for perpetrators to change their behaviour through our +Choices programme. Contact us on 0113 303 0150 for further details.

Listen to Sinead’s interview with Jeremy Vine below: