Domestic abuse service gets £25k to help families

A domestic abuse service has been awarded almost £25,000 to make sure that victims get access to the support they need.

Sunday, 20th December 2015, 7:00 am
Domestic violence (posed by models)

Wakefield Council has received £24,834 from the Department for Communities and Local Government to support its Wakefield Domestic Abuse Service.

The Free from Fear project aims to reduce the impact of domestic abuse on families.

And it will teach staff in the council that work with vulnerable adults the skills needed to identify and support victims of domestic abuse. The project will be delivered in partnership with the Well Women Centre.

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Coun Maureen Cummings, the council’s cabinet member for environment and communities, said: “We are delighted that this funding will help further improve the service to help identify those that need our support and make sure that they receive the help they need.

“No one should ever be subjected to any kind of abuse at home or anywhere and our service is working to support those at risk.”

Contact Wakefield District Domestic Abuse Service by calling 0800 915 1561 or log onto