Sunderland business support needed to tackle domestic violence

Nikki Campbell
Nikki Campbell
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A Sunderland charity is urging businesses to help in the fight against domestic violence.

Impact Family Services supports the entire family through family breakdown and domestic violence and now it is urging employers to keep an eye out, notice differences in the behaviour of staff and be aware if anyone, male or female, is likely to be experiencing family breakdown and/or domestic abuse.

CEO Nikki Turnbull said: “You see your team members every day. If you see changes, it is likely something is happening at home.

“We are not asking you tackle it or to pry into employees’ home life. All it needs is a gentle nudge – send an email around bringing our service to their attention, ask us for a poster to display or leaflets to have around, and talk about us openly in the office mentioning our services.

“That person who is struggling will pick up on it and hopefully contact us.”

Visit www.impactfs.co.uk for contact details.