Thank you for your support for the families in the refuges here in Dorset, your giving has helped to provide gifts, vouchers and the Christmas dinner.

Along with all the extra items, that at this season it is easy to take for granted, yet all help to give a special time to people who have had to leave their homes and start again elsewhere.

It is not just at this time of year you all support us, it is all year round. We want to say a huge thank you to all of you for all you do to support the work done by the integrated domestic abuse service, the welfare committee, the courses run for adults and children and the awareness raising undertaken, raffle tickets bought, donations given - along with your time and kindness. Without this care and support, these services would be by far the poorer in many ways.

We hope your New Year is full of good things with health and happiness to all.

The integrated domestic abuse service has a 24/7 telephone service, please ring and ask for support or assistance - 0800 0325 204 - do not suffer in silence, support is there for you.

Chairman Dorset Domestic Abuse Welfare Committee & Forum