Monday, 7 September 2009


The Thanet Domestic Abuse One Stop Shop will be re-launched on Wednesday 9 September at a central and secure location in Margate.

The One Stop Shop provides people who have experienced domestic abuse with the chance to get free help and advice from a range of agencies, such as solicitors, Kent Police, Thanet District Council's housing Department, health and specialist domestic abuse services.

A similar drop in session has been running for around ten years, but the Thanet Domestic Abuse Forum has decided to improve the service by adding to the range of agencies available and improving on current ways that the sessions are run. This is also an action that forms part of the Thanet Domestic Abuse Strategy.

The One Stop Shop is available to any person, male or female, provided that they are survivors of domestic abuse.

Dee Neligan, Thanet's Domestic Abuse Coordinator said: "There has been a huge amount of work put into this One Stop Shop to make sure that it is the best possible service that we can provide to those people that need it. The One Stop Shop means that anyone can get free help and advice, which could make all the difference to a person who is being abused. You do not have to suffer in silence. There is help out there for you."

The One Stop Shop runs between 1pm and 3pm every Wednesday afternoon. If you would like some more information, or would like to speak to someone about your situation, please call or text Dee on 07926 842 183.

Domestic Abuse Contacts:

National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247
Men's Advice Line 0808 801 0327
Broken Rainbow (LGBT) 08452 604 460
For more information on the Thanet Domestic Abuse Strategy, please see

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