1 in 4 women and between 1 in 6 to 7 men will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime. [1]

Michaela Richards is Head of Safer Communities at East Sussex County Council. She leads the pan-Sussex Domestic and Sexual Violence Strategies and the commissioning of specialist community and accommodation-based services in the county.

In this video, Michaela discusses the intersecting identities of those who have experienced domestic abuse and how these identities may prevent them from reaching out for help. She shares the need for organisations to co-produce support systems, focussing on outcomes rather than the individual services themselves.

[1] Understanding Abuse: Statistics, Living without Abuse

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1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 to 7 men in the UK will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Michaela Richards, Head of Safer Communities at East Sussex County Council discusses the need for organisations to work in co-production to deliver intersectional support services for survivors and victims of domestic abuse.

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