Savera UK CEO, Afrah Qassim was invited to speak on BBC Radio Merseyside’s ‘Daybreak with Helen Jones’ following reports of an increase of domestic abuse in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The organisation has reported a 30 percent increase in calls to the service during lockdown, from both individuals and professionals requiring specialist support and guidance. There was also a significant spike in existing clients contacting the organisation for additional emotional and practical support during lockdown, increasing the number of active cases Savera UK is managing. Read more
On BBC Radio Merseyside, Afrah speaks about the service that Savera UK offers as well as sharing an example of the way in which Savera UK supports individuals at risk of ‘honour’-based abuse.
A message Afrah had for those at risk: “There is help, there is support out there. Don’t ever be afraid.”
By Shauna Lacy