New Corby centre for victims of domestic violence

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A new hub is opening in Corby to offer help and support to victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

The interpersonal violence hub will be based at Grosvenor House, in the town centre, and it is expected to open next month (July).

It will offer a drop-in and appointment service for all victims of domestic and sexual abuse, with advisors and experts from agencies including Northamptonshire Sunflower Centre, Northampton Women’s Aid, Wellingborough and East Northants Women’s Aid and Corby Council on hand to give help and information.

In addition, the Northamptonshire Sunflower Centre will merge to one office based at Fish Street, Northampton on Monday (24 June).

Stephanie Challis, Sunflower Centre service manager, said: “These are positive changes and will benefit victims of domestic abuse across Northamptonshire. Using one central location in Northampton gives us greater resilience and people will still be able to see an advisor at the most convenient outreach location to them. I’m also really excited about the new hub in Corby which will provide a multi-agency one-stop shop for anyone concerned about, or affected by, domestic or sexual abuse.”

The new number for those seeking confidential advice from an independent domestic violence advisor, or to book an appointment at one of the various outreach venues in Kettering, Wellingborough and East Northamptonshire is 01604 233684.