The Additional Security Project was set up by the Council led Multi Agency Partnership to tackle Violence Against Women and is supported by the Council's Community Safety Partnership. It aims to improve services for women and children experiencing domestic abuse. The project offers a range of security measures for women and children, who have experienced domestic abuse, to allow them to feel safer in their own homes:
- optional security check and advice from Police Scotland
- access to a panic alarm system - instant 999 referral.
- security chains
"When alone in my home, especially at night, I was on edge, living with the fear of one night hearing his voice on the other side of my door...The difference the alarm has made is incredible. I am able to stay in my own home, I feel happier, content and more secure. I now feel I can begin to return to a normal way of living"
(From evaluation of women using the alarm system)
These services can be accessed Monday- Friday 9am-4.45pm by referral from a local agency including, but not limited to:
- any Council department
- Women's Aid
- Victim Support
- Police Scotland
- Barnardo's Families Service
- Ayrshire Housing