07 SEP 2018

Greg supports work of local domestic abuse support charity

Greg was interested to hear about a number of new projects that the Domestic Abuse Volunteer Support Service (DAVSS) has underway during a visit to meet the charity's new Chief Executive, Henu Cummins.

Greg commented:

"DAVSS does important work in our community. It was great to hear about some of their recent initiatives like the work they are doing with GPs and other health professionals to help them spot early signs of domestic abuse; and providing longer-term peer support to survivors of domestic abuse.

"During my visit, we also talked about the importance of promoting the service to men as well as women."

DAVSS supports men and women experiencing domestic abuse across West Kent using volunteers who DAVSS professionally train. Volunteers answer calls to the DAVSS Helpline (01892 570538), meet clients face to face to understand what support may be required, advise on how to stay safe, support clients to court if required and stay in contact to help them rebuild their life, their feeling of self-worth and their confidence.

DAVSS is always looking for new volunteers; men and women to join the team. Email: office@davss.org.uk or call: 01892 502074.

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