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Liz backs local domestic violence project


Bridge House provides safe and secure accommodation for women and children who’ve had to flee their homes because of domestic violence. This excellent project is run by Action Homeless, a charity that supports around 600 people in Leicester every year.

One of the young women I met, Becky, told me how her life had been turned around during the year she’d stayed at Bridge House. As well as providing a safe place to stay for her and her son, Becky had help with finding training, sorting out her debts, and getting a flat. Becky now wants to use her experiences to help other women who’ve had to flee their homes.

I think women’s refuges play a vital role in helping women who have suffered from domestic violence to rebuild their lives. That’s why I’m backing Action Homeless’ Winter Appeal, which aims to raise £10,000 to fund safe and secure places for children to play. You can find out more about their appeal here or donate directly by clicking here.