New Mills plasterer offers services for free to help victims of domestic abuse
A High Peak plasterer and abuse survivor has pledged to give her time for free to re-do the homes of those who have been in abusive relationships.
Naima Ben-Moussa, from New Mills, has launched an online donation page on Just Giving page to help raise the money for materials.
She said: “I myself I have a long history of abuse since I was a child. I understand the difficulties these women have faced. With your love and support we can do this.
“Let’s bring the happiness back into these people’s lives.”
All money raised will be used to pay for materials and anything else to help these survivors including paying for other tradespeople to help out.
A spokesperson for Derbyshire Constabulary say domestic abuse is categorised by any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. This can encompass but is not limited to the following types of abuse; physical; emotional; psychological; sexual or financial.
A force spokesperson said: “The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically, just one encounter counts as abuse, and it can be an ongoing pattern of behaviour. However, the one constant element of domestic abuse is the abuser's consistent efforts to maintain power and control over the victim.
“You may be feeling frightened, isolated, ashamed or confused. If you have children it may be that they too are suffering, whether they witness abuse or not.
“Remember, you are not to blame for what is happening. You are not alone, and above all you do not have to suffer in silence – help is available to report domestic abuse.”
Naima added: “The systems in place are failing the people it is designed to help. We need to stand together and help survivors.
“I need your help to do this, please. Even if it is only a little, let’s change this, let’s pay it forward.”
To support Naima’s campaign you can donate at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/naimaredbenmoussa.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse you can report to the police at https://www.derbyshire.police.uk/ro/report/domestic-abuse/report-domestic-abuse/ or for support from Crossroads a High Peak Domestic abuse charity see www.crossroadsderbyshire.org/.