New £13 million service to tackle domestic abuse across Hampshire to launch in April

ALMOST £13.5 million could be spent tackling domestic abuse in Hampshire after civic chiefs gave plans for a new support service the go-ahead.

The service will safeguard those threatened by abuse, or who have been a victim of it, as well as targeting those who commit the offence.

The county’s public health boss, Councillor Patricia Stallard, made the decision which will see the county council pledge £10,537,300 to the £13,459,800 fund. The office of the police and crime commissioner and Southampton City Council have pledged £2,551,500 and £371,000 respectively.