Work to support victims of domestic abuse across Staffordshire has been outlined at a meeting in Lichfield.
Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Arnold was among those who heard about alarm technology being used to keep those at risk safe.
The demonstration was part of a three-day series of visits to various initiatives across the county.
“Domestic abuse can have a terrible impact on both women and men,” she said. “Victims often find it difficult to speak about what has happened and may be under constant threat.
“It was great to see first-hand the brilliant work that is taking place to support victims and witnesses.
“Not everyone looks forward to this time of year, particularly with Christmas approaching, when people may have to spend more time in the company of those that they are desperate not to be hurt by, whether that is physical, or emotional, or the threat of violence.
“Alcohol and financial pressures can contribute to a very unpleasant atmosphere for those living under the threat of domestic abuse.
“Sometimes victims need additional support at this time of year and I would urge people to look out for those who may need more help.”