Help is available to anyone experiencing domestic abuse

During this year’s 16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence campaign (25 November to 10 December) Hampshire County Council is reminding anyone affected by domestic abuse that help is available

Nov 24 2017

IDASH

The Integrated Domestic Abuse Service for Hampshire (IDASH) is funded by the County Council and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and offers confidential support to women, men, children and young people. Those affected can call 03300 165 112 to receive immediate information as well as referral to the most appropriate service for ongoing support.

Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Public Health, Councillor Patricia Stallard, said: “In Hampshire, an estimated 44,000 women and 25,000 men experience domestic abuse a year, and one in four women and one in six men will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime - often with years of psychological abuse.

“Domestic abuse has far-reaching effects on individuals, families and whole communities. Because of its complexity, it cannot be tackled in isolation, so it’s critical that the County Council and our partner agencies work closely together to help address the issue across Hampshire.”
 
The service consists of community based floating support and outreach services, Independent Domestic Violence Adviser support for people at high risk, dedicated support services for children and families, and crisis accommodation.

Support is also available for people perpetrating domestic abuse in Hampshire through the Domestic Abuse Prevention Partnership (DAPP) which engages with them, reducing risk to victims, and improving long term outcomes for children.

Both men and women may perpetrate or experience domestic violence and abuse. However, it is more commonly inflicted on women by men. 

Those who are or think they may be abusing someone, can contact DAPP on
02380 009898 to get information as well as referral to the most appropriate support service.