New £700,000 funding to help domestic abuse victims in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire

Health news from the Peterborough Telegraph - peterboroughtoday.co.uk
Health news from the Peterborough Telegraph - peterboroughtoday.co.uk

Survivors of domestic abuse in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire will benefit from a government grant of £700,000 to improve accommodation related services and support.

The funding is part of a £20m national fund from the Department of Communities and Local Government that was announced in November.

The bid was led by Cambridgeshire County Council in collaboration with other local authorities including Peterborough City Council, as well as the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

The funding will enable victims of domestic abuse and their children to be appropriately supported to be safe and to cope, recover and eventually move on from the abuse they have experienced.

New services will include outreach workers to help victims access existing services such as mental health support and to provide easier access to services for black, Asian, minority ethnic and refugee women and their children.

Funding will also help women move from refuge accommodation to into a property which is secure and adequately furnished both for her and any family.