Dorset to benefit from share of £1.3 million of funding for domestic abuse services

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£1.3m has been secured to help tackle domestic abuse across Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Dorset County Council is supporting Hart District Council in leading on an innovative project bid to prevent domestic abuse and support victims across the region, securing £1,297,125 of funding.

The funding has been awarded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to:

  • introduce new initiatives focused on early intervention
  • break down barriers faced by those in our most hard to reach communities
  • support people experiencing domestic abuse and keep them safe in their homes

This new funding means that the success of Dorset’s Isolated Communities Engagement Project provided by the You Trust will continue to operate in the county for another 18 months. Learnings from the project will be shared with Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

New initiatives that will be adopted through the fund include early intervention in hospitals, GP surgeries and other community health care settings and increasing the number of specialist refuge bed spaces locally.

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