Merton Council Join UK SAYS NO MORE
Merton has become one of the first London boroughs to join a national campaign against domestic violence and sexual assault.
Merton’s One Stop Shop
The Safer Merton partnership set up the One Stop Shop in 2010 after identifying the need for one venue to support victims of domestic violence and abuse. It is now well established and the service is celebrating its sixth anniversary this year.
The One Stop Shop runs every Monday morning, apart from Bank Holidays, between 9.30am and 12.00pm at Morden Baptist Church in Morden.
The One Stop Shop brings together a number of organisations that can offer support and advice to victims of domestic violence and abuse. The agencies are Wimbledon Solicitors and TV Edwards Solicitors who offer legal advice, an IDVA is there to offer support, Police community safety unit to offer advice on the police process, IKWRO who support victims and support workers from the family centre ensuring children and families have support.
More than 1,300 reports of domestic violence and abuse were made to Merton Police in the last 12 months to 2 August. The One Stop Shop has supported 1,209 people since it started six years ago.
For more information: www.merton.gov.uk/domesticviolence
Call 020 7801 1777
Interested in becoming a partner of UK SAYS NO MORE?
We’d love to hear from you, please get in touch with Lyndsey Dearlove, Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Partnership Manager.
You can contact Lyndsey by email at Lyndsey.Dearlove@hestia.org or by phone at 020 7378 3170.