A charity which helps victims of domestic abuse is to have a weekly drop-in session at The Cube in Corby.
Corby Council is pleased to be welcoming Northamptonshire Women’s Aid to the Corby Cube following agreement at Corby’s One Corby Policy Committee last week.
Councillors unanimously agreed to allow Northamptonshire’s Women’s Aid to use one of the interview rooms within the building on a weekly basis in order for them to provide drop-in advice and offer support to those experiencing domestic abuse.
A drop-in service was previously offered at The Hub, in Grosvenor House, but since its closure contact has only been available through telephone or accessing services through children’s centres.
The new drop-in sessions will be held every Thursday between the hours of 2.30pm and 4.30pm.
They will begin later in the month, although the date of this is still to be confirmed.
Corby Council’s portfolio holder for domestic violence, Cllr Mary Butcher, said: “It is important that victims of domestic abuse have a safe place to get this type of support and the Corby Cube is an ideal venue that someone can discuss these issues in a safe, central and discreet environment.
“We have worked in partnership with organisations such as Northamptonshire Women’s Aid for many years and we are very pleased to be able to offer them a space in which to hold drop-in sessions.
“This will add to the range of community services that can be accessed within the Corby Cube including Citizen Advice, Credit Union & the Royal British Legion.”
Northamptonshire Women’s Aid can also be contacted on their 24-hour hotline 0845 1232311 or residents can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.