North Devon is set to receive more than £200,000 of government funding to support survivors of domestic abuse.
The funding will be used to provide safe places to stay for survivors and their families who are at risk of violence or abuse.
The success of this bid for victims of domestic abuse and their families cannot be underestimated. This money will be used to provide refuge beds and support domestic abuse victims and survivors in dispersed units of accommodation across the South West.
We are pleased that the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has offered funding for the refuge in North Devon, in recognition of the need for accommodation-based services for families escaping domestic abuse. This will allow continued joint working between partners in North Devon and the county to support and protect this most vulnerable group.
The Devon and Cornwall Community Safety Strategic Assessment reported that in 2018/19 there were nearly 30,000 domestic abuse incidents (crimes and non-crimes) in the region.