Yorkshire’s domestic and sexual abuse charity, Staying Put, is welcoming two new board members as it enters the new year.

Helen Hirst and Dr Ranjit Arora FRSA were officially welcomed to the charity at its AGM late last month.

The new additions, which will play a vital role in ensuring a clear strategy, building on our foundation of an inclusive culture, and ensuring that Staying Put remains creative, which we hope will result in wider success.

We have seen an unprecedented number of calls over the last year, due to a sharp rise in domestic abuse during the pandemic, leading us to adapt rapidly to meet demand.

Our trustees will play a vital role in ensuring a clear strategy and goals are set in line with our vision, mission and values, which safeguard people escaping domestic and sexual abuse.

Helen Hirst joins us with almost 30 years’ experience within the NHS and also has leadership roles in the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (ICS).

Helen says, “I am delighted to have been appointed as a trustee on the board of Staying Put, a fabulous Bradford-based organisation with a clear purpose and vision to ensure people can live free from domestic violence and abuse, regardless of gender or sexual orientation”

Dr Ranjit Arora has a background in education and academia, having been a head of department in a college of further, higher and adult education and also authoring educational and research publications.

Dr Arora says, “I am delighted and honoured to be appointed as a trustee to serve on the board of Staying Put, a Yorkshire-based charity with a vision and commitment to not only protect and provide for victims of all domestic abuse but also to take measures to prevent such abuse.”

Our helpline is open from 9.30am-1pm, 1.30pm-4.30pm, Monday to Friday. If you need help, please call 0808 2800 999.

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