Citizens Advice Telford & Wrekin awarded new domestic abuse contract
Citizens Advice Telford & Wrekin has been awarded a new contract to help local community groups offer support for victims of domestic abuse.
Following an open tender process Citizens Advice Telford & Wrekin will work closely with Telford & Wrekin Council to launch community-based support for victims of domestic abuse and their children.
Grants up to the value of £5,000 will be available to help local groups new or existing to set up support networks locally to support victims of domestic abuse.
The decision to commit the funding recognises the serious and long lasting impact this type of abuse has on families and follows cabinet approval at the end of last year of a strategy to prevent abuse and support those affected.
The strategy centres on improving services working with the local community so that the right support is provided to everyone affected.
“I am delighted that Telford & Wrekin Council and Citizens Advice Telford & Wrekin will be working together on this agenda,” said Councillor Rae Evans, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet champion for Domestic Violence.
“I am also very proud that Telford is a White Ribbon Town, supporting the national campaign against male violence against women.”
Nationally one in four women experience domestic abuse at some point in their lives but very few report this and seek help.
The additional funding that has been prioritised is an exciting opportunity for us all to work together to support local community groups help local victims of domestic abuse.