West Cumbria Domestic Violence Support, a registered charity set up in 1997. Our overarching aim is to break the repeat cycle of domestic abuse in all its forms, leading to permanent changes in the well-being of the people of West Cumbria. Left unaddressed domestic abuse can become self-perpetuating and can be passed on from one generation to another. Police report that incidence of domestic abuse in West Cumbria is 5% over the national average. It is therefore vital that we continue to work towards achieving permanent change.