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1st Jul, 2022

More support for domestic abuse victims in Redditch to rebuild their lives

DOMESTIC abuse victims and their children in Redditch will receive extra support to help them rebuild their lives in a safe environment following more than £1 million in Government funding.

A further £125 million will be handed to councils to make sure safe accommodation spaces, such as refuges and shelters, can provide victims with vital support services including healthcare, social workers and benefits.

Interpreters, immigration advice, drug or alcohol support and other specialist services will also be funded and made available so that anyone who flees their home gets the help they need.

It’s been announced yesterday (February 15th) that Worcestershire County Council will receive an un-ringfenced grant of £1,095,728 – with the council responsible for making decisions on how the funding is spent to benefit those in need.

The Government has also announced today it will consult on current housing rules, with the aim of giving victims more choice on where they rebuild their lives.

Rachel Maclean, MP for Redditch and Minister for Safeguarding, said: “Home is not the safe place it should be for domestic abuse victims and their families.

“The extra support provided today will provide a vital lifeline for victims as they try and rebuild their lives positively while feeling supported and protected.”

The Government will call on people with experience of domestic abuse and those working in the sector to share their views.

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