Caithríona O’ Neill, Social Worker at Cuanlee Refuge highlights the various forms of domestic abuse, giving examples of each. Domestic abuse and violence can occur in a number of ways, but all are damaging and there is no excuse for any form of abusive behaviour.
16 Days of Action: Day 6: Why is it so hard to Leave?
Bernadette Hickey, Social Care Worker at Cuanlee Refuge illustrates why it is so difficult to leave an abusive relationship.
We often hear people saying, “why don’t they just leave?“, however, breaking the cycle of abuse is never that simple.
Caithríona O’Neill speaks with the Cork Independent, about large numbers of domestic abuse suffers who do not report the crime.
Highlighting some of the many reasons, like fear of losing their children or homelessness.
However, there are many supports available from Cuanlee to assist.
16 Days of Action: Day 3: Adapting under the Covid-19 restrictions
Jennifer Murphy of Cuanlee Refuge highlights how the team has adapted the service under the Covid-19 restrictions. Ensuring the needs of women and children experiencing domestic abuse were met during this difficult time. Jennifer has been meticulous in collecting the data to accurately quantify the impact of Covid-19.
Caithríona O’ Neill, Domestic Violence Social Worker, discusses the support she provides to women and children through the Outreach and Aftercare Service.
The Outreach Service is available to all women who have experienced domestic abuse. Caithríona supports the clients through a range of methods, such as; face-to-face meetings, video appointments, phone, text or email. If you would like to avail of support through the Outreach Service please contact Cuanlee Refuge on 021-4277698.