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Love Shouldn't Hurt

June 28 2018 | Articles | News

After the last World Cup in 2014, a study in Lancashire found the number of domestic abuse incidents reported to police increased by 38% when England lost a match compared to when they weren’t playing.

It was 26% higher if England won or there was a draw.*

Northwards Housing take a zero tolerance approach to domestic abuse and we’re here if you need help.

Domestic abuse can happen in lots of different relationships:

  • Between couples
  • Between family members
  • Between carers and the people they look after

Domestic abuse isn’t just violence like punching and kicking. It can also include things like:

  • Threats
  • Making people scared
  • Controlling people
  • Coercing people
  • Forced marriage
  • Female genital mutilation

How Northwards can help

You can contact us privately and we will listen to you.

There are a number of things we may be able to offer someone being abused and we will discuss these with you. We will not do anything without your agreement.

You can call us on 03000 123 123.

In June 2018 we strengthened our approach by signing up to the Make a Stand campaign.

Make a Stand was developed by the Chartered Institute of Housing in partnership with Women’s Aid and the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA).

Housing organisations all over the UK have signed up to demonstrate their commitment to supporting survivors of domestic abuse.

You can find out more about our pledge here.

*https://fullfact.org/crime/world-cup-domestic-abuse/

 

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