Shocking Domestic Violence Figures

It is so sad reading some of the heartbreaking reasons for referrals to our charity. Sadly a lot of them are domestic violence related (being left in poverty after leaving the relationship, fleeing in the night with only a bag of personal possessions, having to start again in a different County with no family/friends for support, children and parent left mentally and physically bruised, ex partner still trying to control them withholding rent/mortgage payments, changes to benefits from joint to single claim). Shocking that this goes on around us – and the destruction of lives that goes on for many years.