Domestic abuse victims 'can't afford to leave' amid costs crisis

Dawn's New Horizon charity store in Sprowston. Founder Lorraine Curston. Photo : Steve Adams

Lorraine Curston, founder and chief executive of domestic abuse charity Dawn's New Horizon in Sprowston - Credit: Steve Adams

Soaring bills and ongoing financial hardship following the pandemic is causing record numbers of both men and women being subject to domestic abuse.

Anxieties caused by empty wallets is creating the perfect storm for victims with some unable to escape due to a perceived lack of alternative security.

Dawn's New Horizon, a Sprowston-based charity offering emotional and practical advice to domestic abuse survivors, is seeing demand rise to record levels.

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