|The Trust Offers New Support for Those Affected by Domestic Violence|
On December 22nd Police Crimes and Commissioner Ron Hogg visited the Trust to see the valuable work that goes on as part of the FEED project. East Durham Trust has recently been fortunate enough to receive additional support from Ron Hogg to expand the FEED project to include extra assistance and items for those affected by Domestic Abuse. This includes baby food, nappies, sanitary products, toiletries, cleaning products and toilet roll. We have already seen excellent uptake of this extra help at a time when unfortunately instances of domestic abuse are at their highest.
The PCC had the opportunity to get an insider view of everything from how advocates refer into FEED to how a food parcel is made. He was also able to meet some of the volunteers who have been working tirelessly over the Christmas period to ensure that people in need receive the food parcels they so desperately need. Ron Hogg also got to see just how generous the people of East Durham can be since we have currently taken over one of our smaller meeting rooms to house donations received over the Christmas period.
Thanks to Ron Hogg's support the Trust has also established a Domestic Abuse Network that meets on a monthly basis and gives those who deal with issues around Domestic Abuse on a day to day basis an opportunity to communicate, information share and increase awareness of the topic within East Durham.
The Network is currently looking to organise a number of awareness raising events for 2016 including an event as part of International Women's Day in March.
For more information on the new Domestic Violence Network please visit our dedicated project page here or contact the Chair Lindsey Wood on 0191 5683511. Check out this article for more news about the FEED project.