Calls for male domestic violence victims refuge

Calls have been made to create a refuge for the male victims of domestic violence in East Lindsey, which currently lacks such a facility.

The Mayor of Skegness Coun Mark Anderson and Coun Tony Howard, a Mablethorpe district councillor both raised the suggestion during a recent discussion on East Lindsey’s Housing Strategy.

“Both sexes flee from domestic violence,” said Coun Anderson.

“We have a women’s refuge safter years of campaining but wheredo men go to flee?

“We need a refuge for them here in East Lindsey.”

East Lindsey District Council used funding through the Housing Capital Programme to establish a women’s refuge but has yet to create an equivalent service for the district’s male victims of domestic violence.

ELDC’s portfolio holder for the built environment Coun William Gray felt there was ‘great demand’ for such a service but believed it would require another grant through the Housing Capital Programme.