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Visit by Prime Minister, Theresa May

May 13, 2019

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Prime Minister, Theresa May visited Advance West London office to see the kind of work our dedicated team and the organisation as a whole do on a daily basis and she was able to spend an hour in the company of our team.

The visit followed the government’s announcement that it wanted to make it a legal duty for local authorities to offer services for survivors of domestic abuse, including accommodation support.

 

Christine Losecaat, the chairwoman 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 anniversary 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.”

 

Advance chief executive Niki Scordi added:

“We welcome any initiative that supports the safety and well-being of women.

“At Advance, we work [with victims] 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.”

 

Prime Minister, Theresa May said:

“Whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever abuse you’ve been suffering from, you will have access to services to help you and keep you safe.”

To listen in full to Prime Minister, Theresa May on domestic abuse click here