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Posted on 8 February 2019

SafeNet Domestic Abuse and Support Services Achieve Lancashire LGBT Quality Mark

SafeNet Domestic Abuse and Support Services is delighted to announce that they have been awarded the prestigious Lancashire LGBT Quality Mark.

The Lancashire LGBT Quality Mark demonstrates how well an organisation meets the needs of LGBTQI+ people and reduces barriers to the service being provided.

It also looks at how the organisation creates a positive and supportive work place for LGBTQI+ employees and how they evidence a range of indicators in relation to the needs of LBGTQI+ staff, volunteers and service users.

Andrya Prescott, Business Development Manager for SafeNet says:

“It’s wonderful that SafeNet has been recognised by Lancashire LGBT and we are proud to provide fully-inclusive and accessible accommodation and services to those who need them.

“Domestic abuse has no boundaries and occurs in every community.  We recognise the additional barriers LGBTQI+ people face from abusive family members, intimate relationship partners or from an ex-partner, not only through the additional ways to abuse someone because of their sexuality, or gender identity, but also fear of an agency’s lack of awareness, or a judgemental response.

“It can often feel like there’s no way out but the first step is just a phone call away.”

Since 1976, SafeNet have grown and now provide secure refuges and safe-houses, as well as community support in Lancashire and Greater Manchester, with accommodation in Burnley, Lancaster, Preston and Rochdale, with community-based support services in Blackpool, Lancaster and Rochdale.

SafeNet provides support to adults and children who are escaping any form of domestic abuse and violence. In addition to refuges, SafeNet also offer numerous safe houses as a stepping stone towards independent living.

The LGBT Quality Mark Achievement will also be celebrated at the Annual Quality Mark Certificate Presentation evening in March.

To learn more about SafeNet, please visit https://safenet.org.uk/

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