Council makes a stand against domestic abuse

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Argyll and Bute Council has reaffirmed its commitment to preventing homelessness arising from domestic abuse.

At a meeting of its Community Services Committee last week, members agreed to sign the Make a Stand Pledge. Developed by the Chartered Institute of Housing, in partnership with Women’s Aid and the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance, the Make a Stand Pledge was created to encourage housing organisations to make a commitment to support people experiencing domestic abuse.

Policy lead for housing Councillor Robin Currie said: ‘We work hard to help prevent homelessness arising from domestic abuse and respond sensitively and appropriately when it sadly does occur.

‘Domestic abuse is one of the biggest issues in today’s society. Figures show that Argyll and Bute Women’s Aid has already received 68 referrals since just April this year. This is totally unacceptable and something that will not be tolerated.