£26k boost for abuse support charity
AN charity dedicated to helping domestic abuse victims has been given £26,000 in funding from Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner.
The Liberty Centre received the boost from a pot of £500,000 secured by Clive Grunshaw to for services dedicated to victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Based at Park Road in Ormskirk, the centre has supported vulnerable people for more than 30 years and offers a walk-in information centre as well as accommodation for nine women and children at its refuge.
It also supports male victims and offers counselling, training and group recovery programmes.
The funding provided by the Ministry of Justice is designed to help local services to meet the additional costs they have incurred while adapting their services in response to the pandemic, and to cope with any increases in demand as a result of it.
PCC Clive Grunshaw said: “I am delighted to secure extra funding to support people affected by domestic or sexual abuse right here in Lancashire.
“It is so important that victims and survivor have access to specialist services where and when they need them and this funding will ensure that this is happening.
“The pandemic continues to put extra pressures on families and relationships and whilst that should never be an excuse for any kind of violence, the reality is that some people will be affected by abuse.”
“We have fantastic local services and I am really pleased to be able to offer them this additional support.”
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The Liberty Centre in Ormskirk, inset top, Lancashire PCC Clive Grunshaw