More help for domestic abuse victims

THE victims of domestic violence can now get more help in their moments of need.

THE victims of domestic violence can now get more help in their moments of need.

Standing Together is a new organisation being launched tomorrow (Fri) to help people though such difficult times in their lives.

One of the founder members, Weston Town Council clerk Linda Larter, said: "Due to current legislation some people living in the UK have no access to public funds.

"This may be the case even though they have a full time job and pay taxes.


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"As a consequence of this they may have to stay in a domestic abuse environment because they cannot receive assistance."

Other founder members of the group include North Somerset councillors Roz Willis, who will be chairman, and Dawn Parry, Sarah Leeroth, Louise Branch, Julie Howard, Katherine Roces Koo, Sylvie Penwill and Jenny Shaw.

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To find out more about the aims of Standing Together write to Katherine Roces Koo, Community Development Officer, Community Safety & Drug Action Team, 59-61 Oxford Street, Weston, or call her on 01275 888357.

There will be a lunch event tomorrow at the Winter Gardens in Weston from 1pm and members of the public are welcome.

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