Domestic Abuse - Community
Domestic abuse is everyone's responsibility and local organisations, businesses and communities are getting involved in raising awareness of domestic abuse and creating a culture where we do not accept domestic abuse in Doncaster.
These pages celebrate some of the work of local residents, businesses, community and voluntary groups and statutory agencies in our shared vision to create a borough where domestic abuse is not tolerated and people are supported to get the help they need.
Big thanks to Lian Davy at Lash and Beauty Studio for these wonderful purple nails!
'Before Covid19 I had not really thought about it or come across it. However, during lockdown cases of domestic abuse were everywhere on the news and people are talking about it more. I feel if more people get on board and talk about this matter the more we can carry on raising awareness of domestic abuse and maybe save a life and help someone.'
A big shout out to Delano Johnson, Covid Community Link Worker who is busy delivering domestic abuse leaflets to local communities.
Thank you to Kim Armistead who has organised a domestic abuse awareness stand at Doncaster Maternity Ward:
Thank you Carol Growcock from Carol's Rock and Roll Club Doncaster and Barnsley.
Peter Rowsell from Doncaster Ramblers Club is talking about domestic abuse during walks and sharing the domestic abuse leaflets.
Sheena Merryweather of Hallcroft Fishery and Holiday Park near Retford has put domestic abuse posters throughout the site.
Also thanks to Sue Wakefield MBE who is raising awareness of domestic abuse in fitness classes across Doncaster.
Adele Covel is an Independent Visitor Volunteer with Doncaster Children's Services Trust and is out in the community spreading the word.
Thanks to Sheree Swift from the Hot Chocolate Lounge in Denaby Main who has put domestic abuse posters up in her coffee shop, to Steve Cooper from Mexborough Business Centre has who has been putting up posters throughout the centre and to Pauline Oliver from Oliver's Legal Services who took part in the Age Friendly Festival on the Health Bus and who will be raising awareness of domestic abuse.
Finally thank you to Good Night Sleep Tight in Balby, Branton Farm Nurseries, Lawnmowers and groundcare, Hydro Active Pools and Spas, Beth's Buns, Simply Hair and Blush Puppies in Branton. All of these businesses have been busy putting up domestic abuse posters and raising awareness of domestic abuse services.
If you are interested in raising awareness of domestic abuse in your community please contact Angie Emerton, Community Engagement Worker, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see below pictures of local businesses and community members that have been linking in with Angie to find out more about domestic abuse and doing their bit to tackle the issue.
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