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Andrew Griffiths MP welcomes Government support for victims of domestic violence


Tuesday 22nd November 2016 (Andrew Griffiths)
Andrew Griffiths MP welcomes Government support for victims of domestic violence

Burton’s MP, Andrew Griffiths welcomed the Government announcement last week that £20 million was being set aside to ensure the future of women’s refuges centres. These centres are essential in offering a safe haven for women experiencing domestic abuse, and will now be able to access the additional funding from the Government.

Speaking after the announcement Mr Griffiths said: “This is really good news from the Government. In an ideal world these centres would not be needed, but they have been shown to be a vital lifeline. They provide a safe environment for victims of domestic abuse when they may feel they have nowhere to turn. The £20 million will help these centres continue to work closely with victims to rebuild their lives.”

The news comes just a month after the Prime Minister announced that the women’s refuge centres would be exempt from changes to the housing benefit cap and the Government also developing a new strategy to help end domestic violence.

Announcing the additional funding, the Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said: “Domestic abuse knows no barriers. It can happen to anyone of us, at any time. Our £20 million fund is designed to increase refuge spaces and ensure that no victim is ever turned away from the essential support they need.”

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