Women’s Aid welcomes £40 million of DCLG funding for domestic abuse services
Thursday 27th November 2015
Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid said:
“Women’s Aid warmly welcomes the news that £40 million of local government funding will be going towards domestic abuse services, following a long period of campaigning by Women’s Aid to highlight the dangers to women of these services closing and being severely cut back.
“We look forward to working closely with the DCLG to identify how this can be invested most effectively, with the objective of ensuring that domestic abuse survivors and their children are helped towards independent and fulfilled lives. This means we must focus on understanding and meeting their needs. We also look forward to learning how local authorities will be accountable for ensuring that this funding is spent effectively.
“It is vital that a considerable portion of this funding is invested in securing the long-term sustainability of domestic abuse refuges. We are delighted the government has been exploring how best to secure and sustain the national network of refuges, and that they have taken our extensive campaigning work on the issue seriously. These services not only save lives; they also help women and their children rebuild their lives and enjoy independent futures that are free from violence.”