Nationally, two women a week are killed as a result of domestic abuse, and this number is increasing. PCC John Campion speaks to West Mercia Women's Aid Chief Executive, Sue Coleman. Sue explains how victims can plan for their safety at home, why a 35% decrease in calls to their helpline during lockdown is a worrying trend, what WMWA are doing to meet demand in a different way during this period of national social distancing and what you can do if you suspect a friend or neighbour is being subjected to abuse at home.
West Mercia Women's Aid can be contacted for help and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in:
Worcestershire: 0800 980 3331
Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin: 0800 783 1359
*Due to the requirement for national social distancing measures, this episode has been recorded remotely and therefore the audio quality may be affected*