Thursday, August 03, 2006

Domestic Violence organisation needs towels and toiletries

Delyn's Women's Aid - an organisation helping the victims of domestic violence desperately needs towels and toiletries to help women and their children who arrive at the refuges with no personal possessions. If you can help please call 01352 712 150 or post to Delyn Women's Aid Halkyn Street Holywell Flintshire.

Delyn Women’s Aid in Holywell today received confirmation that they will receive 12 months funding from Children in Need for a refuge child worker. Workers at the centre were thrilled with the news that they will receive funding securing the future of Susie Skinner for a further 12 months.

Antoinette Sandbach visiting the centre today said “I am delighted with news of the award which reflects the hard work and dedication of those working at Delyn Women’s Aid in providing help and assistance to the victims of domestic violence. It is vital to remember that children are also victims of domestic violence.“

“it is extremely difficult for mothers to protect their children from ongoing abuse as a result of their obligation to comply with contact orders.

Research shows that the link between domestic violence and child physical abuse can be as high as 60%[1]. At least 750,000 children a year witness domestic violence. Nearly three quarters of children on the “at risk” register live in households where domestic violence occurs” (Dept of Health 2002)

1 in 4 women experience domestic violence in their lifetime with an estimated 12.9 million incidents of domestic violence against women in a year[2]. An average of over 2 women a week are killed by a current or former partner[3]

[1] Study: Humphreys and Thiara 2002
[2] Walby and Allen 2004
[3] Flood-Page 2003