Greenfields House is now a reporting centre for domestic abuse

Greenfields House is now a reporting centre for domestic abuse
2nd December 2019 Amanda Bhavnani
Staff raising awareness of domestic abuse

Anyone affected by domestic abuse can now report it to Greenfields Community Housing.

In the UK an average of two women a week and 30 men per year are killed by their partner or ex-partner. Domestic abuse can be emotional, physical, sexual, financial, economic or psychological, with traits including hitting & pushing, controlling finances and reading emails, texts and letters without permission.

Greenfields House is now a domestic abuse reporting centre after joining the J9 Domestic Abuse initiative.

Anyone can report domestic abuse to Greenfields House, where staff will provide a quiet and safe place to talk and offer advice on what to do next. You can also:

  • Report domestic abuse directly to your ASB-Co-ordinator, by calling 01376 535400 or visiting our office
  • Contact COMPASS – a single point of access to support male and female victims of domestic abuse across Essex
  • Call the National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247
  • Call the police on 999 if there is any immediate danger.

The J9 Domestic Abuse Initiative was set up in memory of Janine Mundy, who was killed by her estranged husband in Cornwall while he was on police bail. The initiative was started by her family and the local police, and aims to raise awareness of domestic abuse and assist people to seek the help they need.

Sandra Crosby, Greenfields’ Executive Director for Housing & Customer Services, said: “Nobody should ever have to experience any form of abuse, and we continue to offer support to those affected by it. More than 80 staff members have been trained in domestic abuse awareness, and we want to help anyone affected to understand what it is and where help is available. We’re very proud to have the opportunity to become a reporting centre.”

Find out more about domestic abuse and how you can get support by clicking on this link: Domestic Abuse

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