“For women living in rural communities, it can be significantly harder to access specialist support services.
A severe and worsening lack of funding means that Domestic Abuse services often must serve large geographical areas. The services themselves are generally based in urban areas because the populations is larger and more concentrated”
The Rita Project is using a creative approach to help those affected by Domestic Abuse access the support they need within rural areas in East Sussex. Delivering a refreshed message in a way that encourages people to engage rather than shy away. By making the conversation more palatable, we encourage others to follow suit with the intention of decreasing stigma, shame and embarrassment.
The Rita Project has been funded alongside SCDA & AIRS to deliver the Rural Domestic & Sexual Recovery Project. Together, we are supporting people who are looking to get things back on track after experiencing an abusive & controlling relationship.