More help for abuse victims
VICTIMS of domestic abuse will have better access to help and safety thanks to half a million pounds worth of funding.
Cheshire Police joined forces with Cheshire East Council and neighbouring authorities to secure £481,000 from the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Over the next two years the money will be used to recruit and train a team of specialist workers who can assess and effectively support victims of domestic violence. This will include providing local suitable accommodation to victims.
It will also help to provide dedicated co-ordination between different services such as social care, NHS, drug and alcohol, housing, mental health services, missing from home workers and those dealing with child sexual exploitation.
Chief Constable Simon Byrne, chair of the Domestic Abuse Strategic Board, said: “Securing this funding is fantastic news and will go a long way in helping us support those who suffer greatly at the hands of their abusers.
“Domestic abuse has a huge impact on the lives of victims as well as their families and we work hard to ensure they are protected and kept safe from harm to enable them to move forward and begin a better life.”