Trafford Council will receive £433,894 to provide vital support services for domestic abuse victims in Trafford during 2022/23.
This funding is part of a £125 million package which will be awarded to councils across England to make sure safe accommodation spaces, such as refuges and shelters, can provide victims with vital support services.
The funding will be issued as an un-ringfenced grant to the council who will then be responsible for making decisions on how the funding is spent to benefit those in need
Cllr. Mussadak Mirza, Shadow Executive Member at Trafford Council for Communities and Partnerhips has welcomed the funding, saying “I’m delighted that Trafford will receive £433, 894 in new funding for survivors of domestic abuse and I’m keen that it is spent on the front-line helping victims to rebuild their lives.
“Domestic abuse destroys lives and leaves victims living in fear in their own homes – the place where they should feel most safe and secure.
“No victim of domestic abuse should have to struggle to get the right support or wait months for help that they need. This new funding of £125 million will help local areas better protect victims and their children and provide essential life-saving services, delivering the urgent support that they need to rebuild their lives.”