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Fearless Domestic Abuse Service Promoted to Commuters at Glasgow Central Station

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[Photograph: Voices Unheard Volunteers Reiss and Michael at the information stall] 

Young people from LGBT Youth Scotland’s Voices Unheard project joined forces with British Transport Police to support the promotion of the new Fearless domestic abuse service to Glasgow commuters.

Earlier this month, three young people helped run an information stall within Glasgow Central Station, joined by healthcare and domestic abuse support professionals, and by survivors of domestic abuse. The feedback from commuters was positive, finding that many of the people who stopped to chat were male survivors, who expressed relief that the Fearless service is now available to offer support.

Young people from Voices Unheard work hard to raise awareness of LGBT people’s experiences of domestic abuse. Drew, a young volunteer who helped out on the day, said, “I really enjoyed doing the Glasgow event as I got to meet new people and help promote an awesome new (service) that helps and supports survivors of Domestic Abuse.”

Fearless is a partnership between Sacro, Shakti Women’s Aid, Respect UK, and LGBT Youth Scotland, that provides support to individuals who are less likely to engage with domestic abuse support services. This includes survivors from BME communities, the LGBT community and all men. Anyone over 16 years old can access the service.

More information about Fearless, including how to make a referral, can be found online at www.fearless.scot