TAMESIDE has won a share of a £22 million government fund to support people who have suffered domestic abuse.
A project involving Tameside and Oldham councils is one of 63 across the country to benefit. Other partners include the Threshold Housing Project; Jigsaw Homes; Talk, Listen, Change; and First Choice Homes.
The plan, which is to receive £193,132, will help abuse survivors rebuild their lives. It will be spent on beds in refuges and other safe accommodation, access to education, and tailored employment and life skills guidance to help people move towards creating a safe and healthy future for themselves and their children.
Cllr Allison Gwynne, Tameside Council’s executive member for neighbourhood services, commented: “This investment will help us to provide a strong safety net for anyone suffering domestic abuse. It’ll help us to make sure that everyone receives the support they need.
“Domestic abuse is a crime that wrecks lives. It’s our duty to make sure survivors can get away from it and restart their lives in a safe environment.”
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