Extra cash awarded to help victims of domestic abuse in Rotherham

Cash has been made available to help victims of domestic abuse
Cash has been made available to help victims of domestic abuse
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Extra cash has been awarded to help victims of domestic abuse in Rotherham rebuild their lives.

Rotherham Council, in partnership with Rotherham Rise, has secured £200,000 from the Government to fill a gap that exists when families flee domestic abuse but are unable to be housed in refuge accommodation because of the age of children, drug or alcohol problems or mental health issues.

The cash will pay for two specialist units available to fleeing victims.

I will also pay for more staff support working at Rotherham Rise, which helps survivors of domestic and sexual abuse.

A perpetrator programme will be offered to support families who may wish to stay together, with professional support available to help abusers change their ways.

Rotherham councillor, Emma Hoddinott, said: “It is important that we have the right services for families that are fleeing domestic violence, and this funding is a welcome boost to this work. Help is available to those suffering.”

Sue Wynne, Chief Executive of Rotherham Rise, said: “This additional funding will enhance our ability to provide personalised support for their journeys to rebuild their lives and aid recovery.”