Dis­abled vic­tims the tar­get of cam­paign

Do­mes­tic abuse in the spot­light

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abuse is a se­ri­ous prob­lem and for some groups, such as the phys­i­cally dis­abled, it is par­tic­u­larly poor.

“That’s why we need to pub­li­cise the helplines as widely as pos­si­ble – and I’d ask ev­ery­one to pro­mote them wher­ever they can.”

Sara, from Wy­combe Women’s Aid, said: “Peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties are more vul­ner­a­ble to do­mes­tic abuse and will of­ten face ad­di­tional dif­fi­cul­ties in at­tempt­ing to get help.

“Our teams un­der­stand that re­port­ing abuse is never easy and can be even more chal­leng­ing with a dis­abil­ity, but we’re here to give you the help and sup­port you need. Please con­tact us”.

You can call Wy­combe Women’s Aid on 01494 461 367, Ayles­bury Women’s Aid on 01296 437 777 or the Men’s Ad­vice Line on 0808 801 0327. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, visit www. re­duc­ingth­erisk.org.uk.

Martin Phillips, the cab­i­net mem­ber for com­mu­nity en­gage­ment and pub­lic health

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