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Victims' charity launches support project

PUBLISHED: 11:24 20 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:57 25 August 2010

VICTIMS of domestic violence are set to benefit from a new outreach project.

VICTIMS of domestic violence are set to benefit from a new outreach project.

Victim Support, partly funded by Greenwich council, is to launch the scheme today at the Citizens Gallery, in Powis Street, Woolwich, until 1pm.

There will be talks and question and answer sessions from people including a Detective Inspector and council workers.

The Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) project to be based at 217 Maryon Road, in Charlton, aims to break cycles of abuse by improving victims' access to services.

Project manager Lynn Soden said: "I hope this project will enable all survivors of domestic abuse in Greenwich to feel they are not alone and there is help and support to help them gain some control back over their lives. We will work closely with the other agencies to provide a seamless service."

Three people will make up the team: a project manager and two IDVAs.

They will give independent advice and support.

The team will also try to address the safety of survivors at high risk of harm from partners, ex-partners and family.

Every year, around ten per cent of women in the UK suffer domestic violence.

Call 020 7448 9876 for details, or email zulehkha.waheed@vslondon.org.

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