The Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Prime Minister, visited women’s charity Advance this morning to discuss provision for women survivors of domestic abuse. This follows the government’s announcement on Monday 13th May 2019 to make the provision of services for survivors of domestic abuse such as accommodation-based support a legal duty for local authorities.
Advance is a leading women’s charity in this sector that provides specialist domestic abuse services to women and children across London, including in Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, Brent and Ealing.
Christine Losecaat MBE, Chair of Advance said: “Our vision is a world in which women and children lead safe, violence-free, equal lives so that they can flourish and actively contribute to society. We were delighted to welcome the Prime Minister to our West London Women’s Centre, especially during our 20th anniverary year. At Advance we help over 4,000 women and children each year across London, saving and changing their lives. The continued support at national and local level is crucial to our work.”
Niki Scordi, CEO of Advance commented: “We welcome any initiative that suppports the safety and well-being of women. At Advance our approach is community-based. Our support is holistic and centred on the woman, working with her to develop a safety and support plan that responds to her needs and empowers her, on the often long journey to recovery from the trauma of her experience. This visit by the Prime Minister shows her continued support to the sector and to women’s specialist organisations like Advance.”