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More help for people experiencing domestic abuse in Cheshire

Nearly £400,000 of funding has been secured to help support survivors of domestic abuse in Cheshire.


Nearly £400,000 of funding has been secured to help support survivors of domestic abuse in Cheshire.

The cash will help fund accommodation to safely house vulnerable people - including a new refuge, as well as housing units.

The scheme will also pay for specialised trauma recovery training.

Figures show that there were more than 6,000 incidents of domestic abuse reported to police in the county last year.

Councillor Rachel Bailey, leader of Cheshire East Council, said: “The consequences of domestic abuse are devastating and experienced by the whole family and the wider community. The impact felt by victims is not just mental, emotional and physical but also social and financial.

“This funding will make it possible to protect more people and house them in a safe and comfortable environment, so they can make a full recovery. This money will also enable us, together with our partners across the region, to support more survivors for longer, making a positive difference and lasting impact.”

The partnership includes local authorities including Cheshire East Council and Cheshire West, as well as Cheshire police, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire.

If you are affected by domestic abuse or concerned for someone else, please call 0300 123 5101 at anytime or visit: www.openthedoorcheshire.org.uk or in an emergency always call 999.

 

 

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