Support for domestic violence survivors provided by local charities

  • Three local charities in Nottingham have been awarded contracts to provide services for survivors of domestic violence.

    A contract worth £1.2m a year has been obtained by Women’s Aid Integrated Services, Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid and Equation, reports Impact Nottingham. peoplecircle.jpg

    This contract uses funds from Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner and will be used to provide a range of services for adult survivors, teens experiencing domestic violence in their own relationships and young people living at home where domestic violence is an issue.

    Mandy Green, for Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid, said: “Domestic violence is one of the most harmful social problems of our time and we are very pleased that Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner have seen the need to protect funding for specialist services in a time of austerity”.

    The contracts terms see that an advocacy service will be available for survivors at the highest risk, along with people who have mental health problems and other complex needs such as alcoholism and drug abuse.

    The service dedicated to teenagers aims to work closely with secondary schools and youth provision in Nottingham, meaning young people will be able to access a Support Worker and meet peers who have similar experiences.

    Val Lunn, on behalf of Women’s Aid Integrated Services, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded the contract which we believe is testament to the high quality of the specialist services we currently provide and the dedication and skill of our staff and volunteer team”.

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