I am delighted to hear that Notts County Council will receive £500,000 for local services that enable domestic abuse victims and their children to stay safe, recover from the trauma, and access safe rehousing where needed.
This funding is part of a £16.6 million package announced by the government to support 75 projects across England that work with victims of domestic abuse and their children to keep them safe, including those in the East Midlands.
The funding will be shared between councils to fund domestic abuse refuge services, helping up to 43,000 survivors have access to the help they need as they move towards a safer future, free from domestic abuse.
I've seen the fantastic work these services do and last year I ran the Mansfield 10k to help raise money for NIDAS, a local charity that supports survivors of domestic abuse in North Notts. It's so important that we raise awareness of domestic abuse and ensure refuge services have proper financial support.
I'm looking forward to working with leaders from Nottinghamshire County Council to ensure the money gets to where it needs to be - on the front-line helping victims to rebuild their lives.