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Domestic Abuse Films To Be Shown In Whitby


Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 6:02am 6th March 2018. (Updated at 10:03am 6th March 2018)

Domestic abuse awareness films are set to be shown in Whitby.

Scarborough based housing provider Yorkshire Coast Homes (YCH) have teamed up with Independent Domestic Abuse Services (IDAS).

They have produced a pair of films aimed at raising awareness of some of the domestic abuse issues that are prevalent in our communities.

Carmel Offord is the Community Engagement Officer at Independent Domestic Abuse Services

Kevin Allen from Yorkshire Coast Homes says it disproportionately affects 18 to 24 year olds:

The two organisations chose the short film medium as the most effective platform to give examples of the warning signs of domestic abuse while also challenging the attitudes and beliefs about its acceptability in our society.

Shot in the Whitby area, the films illustrate two different but equally damaging examples of abuse and how each can remain hidden or even accepted within differing age and social groups.

One of the films explores how the use of mobile devices and advancing technology has led to abuse being carried out on multiple platforms, hidden from view.

They also explain how people can access support and both include IDAS contact details for those who may wish to get in touch.

YCH Customer Care & Support Manager Patrick Chandler said:

"The work that IDAS does in the local community, specifically with many of our tenants, is vital to tackling domestic abuse.

YCH recognises that there are a number of negative impacts on individuals, housing, and the community that relate to domestic abuse and if we are to combat this and help people who are at risk become safe, then it is essential that organisations like ours work in partnership with specialist providers like IDAS.

There has been an inspiring enthusiasm from everyone involved in this project from start to finish, including committed support from the Whitby community which I'm sure will translate to making a big impact in engaging people who are at risk of abuse."

You can call IDAS on 03000 110 110 or visit the Live Chat facility on their website Monday-Friday 5-7pm at

People can go and see the films at Whitby's Coliseum on Wednesday at 4pm.

Hear the full interview here:

YCH/IDAS Financial Abuse



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