Improved facilities and support for victims of domestic abuse will be created in Lincolnshire following a successful bid for government funding.
East Lindsey District Council has teamed up with six other local authorities – Boston Borough, South Holland, North Kesteven, South Kesteven, West Lindsey and Lincoln City, in the bid for funds from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).
The seven authorities will receive a total of £430,000 which will help increase the number of refuges in the County and ensure that those in need of help have access to appropriate support.
Housing and Wellbeing Team Leader, Jason Oxby, said: “It is important that we protect those members of our community facing violence in their own home, both men and women. This money will go towards ensuring that appropriate help and support is available to those who need it most.”
The DCLG had set aside £10 million for councils to bid for as part of a drive to improve existing facilities and services across the country and to ensure that victims and their families are kept safe.