A local charity is giving young men the chance to become better role models through a new group starting in March.
‘Choosing to Change’ will be run by Ormiston Families, with money from the Big Lottery Fund, and will offer men with a history of abusive behaviour the opportunity to change.
The weekly group will educate those taking part about the types of abuse and the consequences for themselves and their families.
Project manager Marc James believes it is important to give people this opportunity.
He said: “Those who are violent or abusive will often have feelings of regret and remorse.
“By offering them information and support we can ensure that they break the cycle of abuse and help to create positive role models for their children.”
Ormiston Families has already seen progress in others areas of their ‘Men’s Project’ that seeks to help parents, especially fathers, who want to learn more about what it means to be a parent.
The group will run every Tuesday at 6.45pm in March.
For further details or for the chance to take part you can call Marc on 01354 293123 or email marc.james@ ormiston.org.