Charnwood Borough Council is set to receive £32,295 to help fund a new duty to ensure domestic abuse victims and their children are able to access life-saving support in safe accommodation.
This new funding is part of the Government’s Domestic Abuse Bill and package of support for victims.
Domestic abuse victims and their children living in Loughborough will be able to receive more support thanks to this additional funding.
The extra money will help victims and their children access advocacy, counselling, and therapy in safe locations such as refuges or specialist safe accommodation, where victims and their children can go to get away from their abusers.
In January 2021, the Government also launched the ‘Ask for ANI’ codeword scheme, which provides victims of domestic abuse access to immediate help from the police or other support services from their local pharmacy.
Loughborough MP Jane Hunt has welcomed the announcement.
Commenting, Jane said:
“Domestic abuse is a devastating crime that ruins lives, which is why I welcome the Government’s commitment to empowering and protecting victims.
“The £32,000 announced today for Charnwood Borough Council will ensure that anyone who needs to access safe accommodation and the support services they need to recover and rebuild their lives will be able to do so, and is part of a wider package of support the Government have put in place for victims of rape and domestic abuse.
“In taking another big step towards helping break the cycle of domestic abuse and protecting some of the most vulnerable in our society, the Government is transforming their response to victims and will help them move forward with their lives.”