Two women each week are killed by a current or former partner in England and almost one in three women will experience Domestic Abuse in their lifetime. The North East has the highest recorded rate of domestic abuse with an average of 253 incidents every day! Domestic abuse has increased globally by 20% during the lockdown, many women being trapped at home with their abusers with no escape.
The Empowerment Project by Anxious Minds will provide an early intervention support service and essential education support and legal advice to victims of abuse providing them with the tools to recognise the signs of domestic abuse. The project will offer a wide range of support services from drop-in services, support groups, presentations in schools and colleges and legal advice to victims of abuse. We need your help to offer support to the many victims of abuse here in the North East.