Business event raises £300 for Suffolk domestic abuse charity Lighthouse
PUBLISHED: 16:18 19 June 2018 | UPDATED: 16:18 19 June 2018
HR specialists Waddington Brown collaborated with domestic abuse charity Lighthouse to highlight the effects of domestic abuse in the workplace and the impact it has on businesses.
Many employers are not trained to deal with the situation and with domestic abuse cases on the rise in Suffolk, the need for training and awareness has never been more important.
The event at Suffolk Foodhall near Ipswich raised £300 for Lighthouse.
Domestic abuse costs the UK economy £1.9bn every year. Reported cases suggest 25% of women are affected by domestic violence during their adult lifetimes, and 16% of men, though the true figures may be higher.
“Victims frequently find the workplace to be a safe haven — a place where they can feel normal, have friends, and feel valued. Without the financial resources that employment brings, they often have little hope for financial independence,” said Lighthouse’s Katherine Ahluwalia.