The Domestic Abuse Commissioner, Nicole Jacobs, has extended the easy-read version of her survey giving survivors of domestic abuse the chance to have their say on domestic abuse services in England and Wales.
The aim of the survey is to tackle the postcode lottery for services, which has made it hard for some people to access support due to the area that they are living in.
Survivors who have experienced domestic abuse in the last three years can share their thoughts in the survey, detailing what they felt works well as well as things that could be improved.
The responses to the survey will help to build an evidence base for the Domestic Abuse Commissioner, helping to bring further measures and changes on top of the Domestic Abuse Act which was introduced last year.
The Act aims to transform the way that domestic abuse is tackled across the country, with the Domestic Abuse Commissioner introduced to oversee the nationwide response to domestic abuse.
They will hold organisations to account where they are falling short in their duty to support those experiencing domestic abuse, as well as highlighting good practice and initiatives across the country.
Tackling the Postcode Lottery
Tackling the postcode lottery is a key aim of NIDAS – we want to ensure that everyone in Norfolk can access services, regardless of what part of the county they are in.
This survey is a great opportunity for survivors to share their experiences, which will highlight what needs to be done to tackle domestic abuse in Norfolk, as well as nationally.
It is important that services for those experiencing domestic abuse are led by the experiences of survivors, ensuring that support is accessible and effective.
To have your say or to find out more about the survey and the work of the Domestic Abuse Commissioner, visit their website.