George Eustice, Member of Parliament for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle has today welcomed the news that Cornwall Council will receive an extra £50,000 from the government. This will help prepare for the introduction of landmark legislation that will ensure domestic abuse victims and their families get the vital help they need.
The government has made a clear commitment to support those who are victims of or at risk of domestic abuse. The new funding will mean councils in England can commission additional vital support for those victims of domestic abuse and their children who might currently be turned away from refuges and other safe accommodation because their needs cannot be met.
The Domestic Abuse Bill, which is currently before Parliament, includes a new duty for councils to assess and provide support and safe accommodation to victims and their children in England. This will ensure that those in Cornwall who are victims of domestic abuse will be adequately looked after and cared for.
George said “I welcome the announcement of this new funding to support domestic abuse victims who live in Cornwall. The government has made a clear commitment with the Domestic Abuse Bill to protect those at risk. This funding reiterates that commitment and will help councils prepare for the new duties that the bill brings.”