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30 August 2011, 14:53
More help's being made available to vulnerable women and men in part of Hertfordshire who find themselves in frightening situations.
£400 has been given by a Hertfordshire County Councillor to the Dacorum Domestic Violence Forum to buy 150 personal attack alarms.
The money, which was awarded from Ron Tindall's locality budget, is also going to fund promotional work around the issue of domestic violence.
The forum is hosted by Community Action Dacorum and works with a host of agencies including Herts Sunflower, and Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline (08 088 088 088) to address the needs of vulnerable people in the community who experience domestic violence and abuse.
Councillor Tindall has been telling Heart:
“The personal attack alarms will provide some defence for vulnerable people who find themselves in frightening situations. It is also important to support the work that the Dacorum Domestic Violence Forum is doing in schools to break the cycle of violence and abuse that blights lives in many families."
Cathy McArevey is the co-ordinator at the Dacorum Domestic Violence Forum and has been telling Heart she is over the moon:
"It's great that people at Hertfordshire County Council are able to recognise just what a serious issue domestic abuse is and how important it is that we address this and how important it is to fund this type of work.”