In The News26 Apr 2012
Waiting lists for domestic violence counselling treble in Birmingham
The numbers of women seeking advice and counselling on domestic violence and abuse in Birmingham has almost trebled in the last 18 months, according to a charity.
Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid has blamed cuts in funding for placing public agencies, such as police, justice services, council departments and health services, under increasing pressure leaving women with fewer places to turn for help.
The charity has seen its waiting list for services in Birmingham rise from about 100 to 270 now since 2010 and has increased the number of volunteer helpers, many of who a social work students, from 20 to 60.
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