£70,000 to supportvictims of domesticabuse in district

Date: Friday 24th February 2017

EDEN District Council has been awarded more than £70,000 to support victims of domestic abuse and help to prevent domestic abuse from happening.

The six district councils in Cumbria and the county council have been given more than £700,000 following a bid led by Carlisle City Council to the Department for Communities and Local Government. Cumbria police and crime commissioner Peter McCall also endorsed the bid.

The Cumbrian local authorities will use the funding to improve access to specialised accommodation and support-based services for people with more complex needs who have been identified as being at high risk from domestic violence.

Lesley Grisedale, deputy leader of Eden Council and the housing and health portfolio Holder, said: “The funding will provide additional support for victims of abuse. In addition to an increase in supported emergency accommodation for those at high risk, it will be also be used for a bespoke training program for officers.”