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Big Blue Bus goes on tour to help domestic abuse victims

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Published by KBarnes for New Charter Housing Trust Group in Housing and also in Care and Support, Communities

New Charter staff on hand to give people advice and support. New Charter staff on hand to give people advice and support.

Victims of domestic violence across Tameside are being encouraged to break their silence as part of an international 16 Days of Action campaign which starts this week (25 November – 10 December).

Tameside-based housing association New Charter Homes is backing the cause by taking to the streets in its Big Blue Bus over the next couple of weeks to offer advice and support to residents.

16 Days, run by Women’s Aid, highlights the issue of domestic abuse by encouraging organisations to get together to run events in local communities.

New Charter has transformed a double decker bus into a mobile advice unit and, during the 16 days, it will stop in four locations to talk to people about the issue and the services available to people and their families.  The council, police, victim support and other agencies will join the bus tour to provide information to the public.

Sue Hird, director of tenancy and support services at New Charter said: “Sadly domestic violence affects many people, men and women, and by going out on our bus during the 16 Days campaign, we hope to make it easier for more people to get the help they need.”

Big Blue Bus tour dates:

•         Sainsbury’s in Ashton today, Monday 25 November (10am - 2pm)

•         Tameside Hospital on Thursday 28 November (10am - 2pm)

•         Ashton Market on Tuesday 3 December (10am – 2pm)

•         Crown Point North retail park in Denton on Thursday 5 December (10am – 2pm)

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