MP RETURNS TO HER LEGAL ROOTS MARKING 20 YEARS OF SUPPORT FOR SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

She was the founder and Senior Partner of one of the largest family law legal aid practices in the South East, and remains a lifelong activist in supporting survivors of domestic violence.

MP for Maidstone & The Weald Helen Grant was therefore amongst good friends when she joined the Choices team for their 20th Anniversary event at the Mote Leisure Centre.

Starting out in 1996 as Dartford & Gravesham Women’s Aid, and then North Kent Women’s Aid, the name of Choices was adopted in 2014 to recognise the range of support services they provide to men, women and young people affected by domestic abuse across West Kent and Medway.

Helen said “I’ve campaigned for better support and services for the survivors of domestic violence for many years. It was great to be able to join with the Choices team in Maidstone to thank them for all that they do and to assure them of my ongoing support whenever I can be of help in the future. Domestic Abuse remains a scourge in our society and without the fantastic volunteers and organisations like Choices the lot of survivors would be very stark indeed”.

Helen at the Choices 20th Anniversary reception
Helen at the Choices 20th Anniversary reception, Mote Leisure Centre, Maidstone.