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16 days of action – we’re signing the pledge against domestic abuse

We’re joining in with other organisations to sign the 16 days of action pledge against domestic abuse. Domestic abuse can take place in many different ways and during the lockdown more than ever, we need to be able to spot the signs and offer help and support to those in need.

The Public Health England backed campaign is in it’s 29th year and aims to bring the conversation about domestic abuse to the table – through staff training we can ask our housing officers and repairs staff to spot the signs of abuse in our homes.

Over the next 16 days we will be exploring each of the themes of domestic abuse on this underreported and misunderstood topic.

Domestic abuse is the abuse of one partner within an intimate relationship. The repeated, random use of intimidation to control a partner – it is emotional, financial, psychological and physical. Not all domestic abuse involves violence.

Visit the PCH website to find out more about our approach to domestic abuse, how you can stay in your home or where to turn if you need to get away with local and national support available.

  • 25% of women are affected by domestic violence during their adult lifetimes
  • 16% of men are affected by domestic during their adult lifetimes
  • 58% of abused women miss at least three days work a month
  • 33% of all domestic violence homicides happened on workplace grounds
  • 56% of abused women arrive late for work at least five times
  • 5% of men in England and Wales experienced DV in the last year alone
  • 7% of women in England and Wales experienced DV in the last year alone
  • 2 billion pounds is the annual cost of domestic violence and abuse to businesses

#helpiscloserthanyouthink