Islington Council launches specialist service to help domestic violence victims

Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz is helping to launch The Anchor as Islington's community development leader

Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz is helping to launch The Anchor as Islington's community development leader. Picture: Steve Bainbridge - Credit: Archant

Islington Council has launched a new service supporting victims of domestic violence.

It’s called The Anchor and is a confidential “one-stop shop” for any female or male victim aged over 16, offering specialist advice on dealing with domestic violence or abuse.

Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz, Islington’s community development leader, said: “One in four women in England and Wales will experience domestic violence in their lifetime, which is completely unacceptable.

“Islington Council is committed to creating a borough where no form of domestic violence and abuse is tolerated, and where those affected can get the help they need.”

The Anchor, part of the council’s strategy for dealing with violence against women and girls, will run on the second and last Wednesdays of the month at the St John Street Area Housing Office (EC1V 4NB) from 10am to 1pm.

Visit islington.gov.uk/vawg for more information about The Anchor.

For confidential advice or support relating to domestic violence, people can call the free 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247. In an emergency, always dial 999.

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