Wiltshire

Bigger premises for Splitz domestic abuse charity

A Wiltshire domestic violence charity which was awarded nearly £390,000 in lottery funding last year has moved into new premises.

Trowbridge-based Splitz has opened new offices on the White Horse Business Park in the town, replacing its old premises in Duke Street.

The charity employs more than 30 staff and supports over 700 victims and their families each year.

Founder Fran Lewis said the move would make a "profound difference".

'Profound success'

She said: "The sensitive nature of our work means that our staff often need to be able to talk quietly on the phone.

"We also need to be able to have the private space to talk with people who drop in, as well as host a variety of larger meetings."

The move from Duke Street coincides with the launch of a county-wide programme aimed at helping perpetrators tackle the feelings which can lead them to attack a partner.

Ms Lewis said: "If a man attacks his partner he must take responsibility for the harm caused.

"Over the last seven years we have seen the profound success of this work and had some amazing letters from children who say their lives have changed for the better because their dad goes to a group."

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