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Domestic abuse victims to get help from social housing provider

Victory Housing Trust

Victory Housing Trust

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Victims of domestic abuse living in social housing across Norfolk are set to get more help and support from their landlord.

Victory Housing Trust, which manages over 5,000 homes in the county, has signed up to the Make A Stand campaign, which has been launched by the Chartered Institute of Housing in partnership with Women’s Aid and the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance.

By signing up to the campaign, the trust has pledged to put in place a policy to support residents who are experiencing domestic abuse and make information about support services available.

Victory’s housing director Christine Candlish said: “Domestic abuse is a bigger problem than many people realise, with on average two women killed every week by their partner or ex-partner, and many more – both women and men – living lives of fear and intimidation because of abuse within the home.”

More details are available at www.cih.org/makeastand

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