The National Lottery Community Fund invites you to an online discussion around domestic abuse support during the pandemic

The National Lottery Community Fund invites you to an online discussion around domestic abuse support during the pandemic

Posted on behalf of The National Lottery Community Fund
The National Lottery Community Fund is inviting you to an online discussion on how women and girls organisations are supporting victims of domestic abuse during the pandemic. Led by Rowan Miller, South West Funding Manager, this session will discuss the impact COVID-19 and the lockdown have had on victims of domestic abuse and the difficult work being done by charities and organisations to meet the heightened demand services are facing. You will hear directly from organisations that are at the forefront of this work and how they are supporting women and girls.

The session will take place via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 1st July, starting at 9.15am. You can register for the session via Eventbrite here.

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COVID-19 doesn’t cause abuse; perpetrators do. But lockdown conditions have led to increased time together, financial pressures and some perpetrators feeling a loss of control. These factors have the potential to aggravate pre-existing abusive behaviours. Many perpetrators use isolation to control victims, cutting them off from friends, family, and others who could help. Social distancing measures have the potential to compound this, by further limiting victims’ ability to seek respite or support from the outside world. With schools closed, children and young people living in abusive households have less support, respite, and opportunities to disclose abuse.

The women and girls sector has adapted and responded quickly to the needs of survivors during the crisis. National Lottery Community Fund funding is supporting grantholders to move to remote working and provide both proactive and crisis support during lockdown. The Fund is also supporting organisations to meet the high levels of demand that are expected in the long term. Attendees will hear directly from these organisations about their experiences and learning.

To register for this session please visit:
01 Jul 2020 at 9:15am
until 01 Jul 2020 at 10:30am

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