16 Days of Action reminds people that support is available for those affected by domestic abuse in Hampshire

During this year’s 16 days of action against domestic abuse (25 November to 10 December) Hampshire County Council is reminding anyone affected by domestic violence that help is available

Nov 26 2018

The Integrated Domestic Abuse Service for Hampshire (IDASH) is funded by the County Council and 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 every 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, with the IDASH service, to help address the issue across Hampshire.”

 

Support is also available for people perpetrating domestic abuse in Hampshire.

 

IDASH comprises community-based support and outreach services, Independent Domestic Violence Advisers who support people at high risk, dedicated support services for children and families, and crisis accommodation.

 

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

 

Domestic abuse services in Hampshire will be boosted following Hampshire County Council’s successful partnership bid for a slice of the additional £22 million funding for domestic abuse services recently made available by the government. Hampshire’s share of £1.3 million is the single largest funding allocation in the country.

 

16 Days of Action is part of White Ribbon Day.