£1.95million of funding for Greenwich Council to help domestic abuse victims

Victims of domestic abuse will receive extra helps thanks to £1.95 million of funding from Greenwich Council.

Greenwich received the funding pot from the Department for Education’s innovation programme for the three year project to help children and families experiencing domestic abuse.

The project, called SafeCORE, will work with up to 360 local families a year who have had suffered from domestic problems and abuse.

Councillor Miranda Williams, cabinet member for children and young people, said: “I am delighted that Royal Greenwich has received funding for SafeCORE, which along with our own investment will transform the way we help children, young people and families experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

“SafeCORE is innovative because it takes a whole family approach to make life better for children, young people and families and make sure that positive change is sustained by improving resilience.”

Greenwich Council have said domestic violence problems are classes as a high priority for them and aims to ensure victims feel confident enough to report incidents of domestic abuse and feel like they will receive the support they need.