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Domestic abuse helpline wins national award

Alison Toulson from Action with the helpline award

20 December 2017 Sheffield’s domestic abuse helpline has won a national award for the impact it has in helping its callers. The helpline, which is open seven days a week and over the Christmas period (apart from the Bank Holidays), won third place in the category: “Best Helpline Sector Contributor” at the Helplines Partnership’s annual Helpline Awards. The domestic abuse ...

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Extended hours for domestic abuse helpline

Women get together in the communal lounge in one of Sheffield's refuges which opened in 2014

23 December 2016 A helpline for people affected by domestic abuse, which took more than 2,000 calls last year, is extending its hours from January. From Tuesday, 3 January, the helpline will run from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday. It is also open on week days over the Christmas period from 8am to 6pm, except on Bank Holidays. Call ...

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Extra funding for domestic abuse services

A woman and child at the new refuge in Sheffield which opened last year (2014)

21 December 2015 It’s supposed to be the time of goodwill to all, but this is also the time when reports of domestic abuse are highest. So this year Sheffield City Council is boosting support services for victims of abuse with extra Government funding targeted at offering support to women who need to leave their homes and stay in a ...

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Faith communities stand up to domestic abuse

Thursday 11 December 2014 Faith leaders, survivors of domestic abuse and community organisations have come together today at the Town Hall to explore how abuse and violence in faith communities can be tackled. Organised by charity Adira and supported by Sheffield City Council, today’s event is the first of its kind in Sheffield. Ursula Myrie from Adira has organised the ...

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New refuge for women and children escaping domestic abuse

Monday 24 November 2014 Women and children fleeing domestic abuse in Sheffield and beyond are being supported with a safe, private and welcoming place to live, as a new refuge has now opened. The £2.5m purpose-built refuge includes 20 self-contained flats, with mainly two and three bedrooms, a children’s play room, and communal areas, including a large garden where families ...

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