Support for Women Living in the Shadow of Violence
SOUTH Liverpool Domestic Abuse Service offers free and sensitive support to women who are experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic violence or abuse.
It offers telephone or face-to-face emotional and practical support and, with funding from the Big Lottery, is reaching out to groups across Liverpool who may not usually access services or support, offering a variety of courses and workshops to raise awareness of this issue and the services available that can promote safety and wellbeing for families who are affected.
Its services are offered to all women, but is especially keen to ensure that women in minority ethnic groups, especially those who may have recently arrived in Britain and Liverpool, and thus may be more vulnerable, know who they can go to for support.
Manager of SLDAS, Angela Clarke, says: "Women from diverse backgrounds and countries of origin enter the UK and Liverpool in particular.
"We work with women coming from the Congo, Pakistan, Yemen, Eastern Europe and others.
"Many women who come here have a different set of expectations of what a relationship is about because the cultural norms of their country of origin are different from the UK. …