Refuge makes a real difference

Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire Clive Grunshaw
Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire Clive Grunshaw

A refuge providing a safe haven for victims of domestic violence received a visit from Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

Clive Grunshaw has committed to ensuring domestic abuse services are a priority as part of his Police and Crime Plan, and is keen to see the help and support which is on offer across the county.

As part of his pledge the Commissioner has already backed the national White Ribbon campaign to end domestic abuse, and said his visit to Safenet’s Burnley refuge brought home the importance of such campaigns.

The refuge currently houses 20 families – including around 27 children – who are in crisis and need help to escape abusive relationships.

Clive Grunshaw said: “Meeting the families at the refuge was an inspirational experience, and served as a reminder – if one was needed – of how important it is we stand together to fight domestic abuse.”

Karen Ainsworth, Safenet chair, said: “Safenet saves lives.”

Contact the Safenet Helpline on 07866 510728 , Monday to Friday, 10am-5pm.