A SERVICE which helps vulnerable women has been praised for its work following a visit from an MP.
Fareham politician Suella Fernandes met staff at the Southern Domestic Abuse Service (SDAS) which helps women in Fareham and Gosport.
She was given a tour of the organisation and spoke to women who were currently taking refuge from domestic abusers.
Miss Fernandes said: ‘SDAS provide a safe haven for women fleeing violent partners and I was moved by the warmth and professionalism of the staff and volunteers there.
‘Hearing the harrowing stories of the women was a shocking reminder that far too many women are still suffering behind closed doors, without a way out.
‘SDAS provides safety, support and opportunity to rebuild life away from the grip of domestic violence.’
The organisation recently received £190,000 in funding from the government.