In Kennet Radio’s “Saturday Chatterday” on December 12th, Ali spoke to Paula from the West Berkshire Domestic Abuse Service.
A charity called A2Dominion are commissioned by West Berkshire Council to offer Domestic abuse support services. Their trained staff offer “confidential advice and guidance as well as practical support to help rebuild your confidence and empower you to make the changes you want.”
The term “domestic abuse” includes violence and also economic, emotional and psychological abuse as well as coercive control.
This summary of the service is from West Berkshire Council’s webpage on the subject:
Support for victims of domestic abuse. Refuge, resettlement, outreach and helpline offered.
The West Berkshire Domestic Abuse Service provides the following services for women and men who are experiencing domestic abuse:
Outreach one to one support (women and men)
Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA)
Group work (Freedom Programme/Recovery Toolkit). A programme of support for survivors of domestic abuse.
For more details and key phone numbers, please go to the Domestic Abuse Support Services website by clicking on the link below:
A2Dominion’s Domestic Abuse helpline for Berkshire 0800 731 0055 and the national helpline is 0808 2000 247.
West Berkshire and Oxfordshire Helpline 0800 731 0055 (Monday to Friday 10.00am to 7.00pm)
24 hour national helpline 0808 2000 247 (24 hours).
01344 786543 Social Care Emergency out of hours children and adults
E-mail – DAS@a2dominion.co.uk
Photo above by Ali shows A2Dominion’s recent display about domestic abuse in the Kennet Centre, Newbury