Council’s ‘thankyou’ to abuse survivors

Lincolnshire County Council offices in Lincoln. Photo: Rob Foulkes EMN-150915-141753001
Lincolnshire County Council offices in Lincoln. Photo: Rob Foulkes EMN-150915-141753001

Survivors of domestic abuse who offered feedback on council services have been thanked.

Lincolnshire County Council’s escaping domestic abuse survey has been running on the Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse website for the last few years, allowing users of the service to give feedback on the help and support they received. Ninety-eight people came forward to share their experiences.

Responses included suggestions for improving information around the definition of emotional abuse, more publicity materials for help and support, and the ability to read or watch videos of survivor stories to inspire and give confidence to current victims. As a result of the feedback, the council made several changes to improve the services.

Karen Shooter, county domestic abuse manager, said: “I’d really like to thank everyone who took the time to fill in our survivor survey, as these responses can help us shape our services to ensure we provide the best, most appropriate service to victims of domestic abuse in Lincolnshire.