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Leicestershire receives share of funding for critical domestic abuse services

£700,000 will go towards supporting the Hope Project

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More than £700,000 of funding has been awarded to help support survivors of domestic abuse. 

We are one of 75 councils across England that has been chosen to receive a share of a £16.6 million Government pot, which aims to strengthen protection for those who have suffered domestic abuse.

The funds will go towards supporting the Hope Project, a multi-agency provision that delivers an all-round support service for men and women from all backgrounds with complex needs, together with dedicated specialist services for Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups who may be at risk from honour-based violence and forced marriage.

We’re delighted to have been selected to receive a share of the Government’s fund.

“This funding will allow us to continue to support the Hope Project and provide essential, support to those identified as being in the most vulnerable situations.

The funding will go towards services that include refuge provision for women and their children within the city and county, outreach domestic abuse support for men and women across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, mental health support to suit a variety of needs, substance misuse support and emotional management programmes.

Anyone in need of outreach support can call 0800 055 6519 or email hopeproject@wallaction.cjsm.net.

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