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Helplines for those suffering from domestic abuse during the crisis

Thanks to the Met for providing this list of helpline numbers for those suffering from domestic abuse. Please share these widely:

  • The 24/7 National Domestic Abuse helpline, which offers support to victims and people affected by domestic abuse, is free to call on 0808 2000 247.
  • The Respect Phoneline provides confidential advice and support to help perpetrators stop being violent and abusive, and is free to call on 0808 8024040.

Lib Dem Assembly Members secure extra help for Londoners hit by the building safety crisis

The London Assembly has today backed proposals put forward by the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Members for extra help to be given to leaseholders affected by the building safety crisis.

The successful amendment includes the creation of a support hub that would offer a range of mental health support and practical advice for the thousands of Londoners impacted by the crisis.

Speaking after the amendment was passed, Caroline Pidgeon AM, who proposed the amendment, said:

Mayor’s priorities for policing are vague, lacking in detail and don't address falling public confidence

The Mayor of London needs to step up with far more ambitious plans for policing in the capital, is the key message he has been sent by the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon, in her detailed submission responding to the Draft Police and Crime Plan for the capital from 2022 to 2025.

In her submission to the legally required consultation Caroline Pidgeon, a long standing member of the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee, set out the following key areas where the Mayor needs to step up:

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