Sistah Space urgently needs protection

Caroline Pidgeon has written to the Mayor of Hackney regarding Sistah Space, the charity which provides pan-London specialist domestic abuse support services for Black and Afro-Caribbean women and girls

Caroline stressed that Sistah Space must be protected, especially with the impact lockdown and Covid-19 are having on cases of domestic violence.

Caroline said:

"The idea that the charity must vacate its premises by 17th January given we are in a national lockdown is wrong and I hope they will be able to stay in their current location for an extended period, as well as given the appropriate level of support from Hackney Council to find alternative premises.

"The impact that evicting this charity, when they have no alternative premises sorted, will have on the many survivors that rely on their services and support will be devastating and must not be allowed to happen."