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Domestic abuse service benefits from £400,000 grant

The money will support people who experience domestic abuse. Credit: Maurizio Gambarini/DPA/PA Images

Scottish Borders Council has been awarded more than £400,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to continue tackling domestic abuse.

The money will be used to support domestic abuse victims in the area over the next three years.

The Pathway project helps provide advocacy support and community adult support, as well as funding a domestic abuse court advocate and a worker to support victims to help shape services in the Scottish Borders.

More than 900 incidents of domestic abuse were reported in the Borders in 2015 and 2016.

We are delighted with this award from The Big Lottery Fund for our Pathways project. It is testament to the hard work of all our current services and the fact that domestic abuse is still a significant issue in the Scottish Borders.

– Andrea Beavon, Violence Against Women and Domestic Abuse Coordinator