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Victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence across West Mercia are to benefit from strengthened support after PCC John Campion secures additional funding from the Government.

Earlier this month, the PCC welcomed the Government’s commitment to victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, vulnerable children and their families during the Covid pandemic when a package of extra funding was announced.

To meet the additional costs that charities and organisations have faced as a result of adapting their services during the pandemic, and to cope with the associated increases in demand, West Mercia have the opportunity to apply for a total of £434,000 for the following:

  • Domestic abuse services that are already commissioned by the PCC
  • Sexual violence services that are already commissioned by the PCC, and those that are not currently funded by the PCC
  • Domestic abuse services that are not currently commissioned by the PCC

PCC John Campion said: “This additional funding is fantastic news for the communities of West Mercia and those that are dependent on the vital support these services provide. It also further bolsters my commitment to ensuring victims and survivors get the right help to cope and recover at every point of their journey.

“This funding will help strengthen these charities that have had to adapt during these challenging times to make sure that the support victims need continues.”

Issued on: 19th May 2020