Advice on domestic abuse and call for clothes

21 November 2018

Plymouth Domestic Abuse Services will be taking to the streets for Domestic Abuse Awareness Week 2018, offering advice and information, while launching a new campaign for clothing donations.

Man writing on a notepad.

Sanctuary Supported Living’s (SSL) Plymouth Domestic Abuse Services (PDAS) will be available to discuss its services at a number of public locations from Monday 26 to Friday 30 November.

In the run-up to the event, PDAS project worker Samantha* has been sharing her story of domestic abuse at a series of presentations to colleagues across SSL parent organisation Sanctuary Group.

PDAS staff will also be dressed in onesies and pyjamas on the Friday to raise awareness of their new campaign, Life Starts: All for Onesies, which is calling for donations of new nightwear for their residents.

The service is appealing for urgently-needed pyjamas, dressing gowns, slippers, coats, jumpers and trousers.

Local service manager Katy Fisher said: “As the cold weather starts to bite, wrapping up warm becomes more important – and no-one knows this better than someone who has had to leave everything behind to escape an abusive relationship.

“Some new, warm nightwear could make all the difference for someone in a difficult situation this Christmas, and we’d encourage anyone who feels they may be able to help to get in touch – your generosity would make all the difference to residents at our refuge and safe houses.”

PDAS will be at the following locations during Domestic Abuse Awareness Week:

  • Sundial Square, Monday 26 to Wednesday 28 November, 9am to 4.30pm
  • Sundial Square, Thursday 29 November, 9am to 8pm
  • Asda Plymouth Supercentre (Leypark Drive), Friday 30 November, 9am to 4.30pm

For more information on the Life Starts: All For Onesies campaign, or to arrange a drop off, email pdas@sanctuary-housing.co.uk or call 0800 458 2558.

Some new, warm nightwear could make all the difference for someone in a difficult situation this Christmas, and we’d encourage anyone who feels they may be able to help to get in touch

Katy Fisher

* Samantha is a pseudonym

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