20 Nov Additional funding awarded to South Essex Domestic Abuse Hubs
South Essex Domestic Abuse Hubs have been awarded further funding of £541,055 from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) to secure their future for another two years so they can continue to support victims.
Last year, Domestic Abuse Hubs were set up in various locations across the South Essex Partnership. Staff from a number of services including housing, Citizen’s Advice, Changing Pathways and Essex Police work together with the project’s Domestic Abuse Co-ordinator to provide a one-stop shop approach to supporting victims with the often complex issues they face.
The hubs enable those fleeing or requiring advice regarding domestic abuse issues to be seen by a dedicated case worker who can pull together a support package and the services they need into one place.
This funding also supports 28 refuge spaces and funds specialist outreach support, counselling and recovery programmes for victims as well as a dedicated team who deliver the hubs, support victims and formulate bids for future funding to ensure the project remains viable in the future.
Basildon Council’s partners – Thurrock Council, SERICC (South Essex Rape and Incest Crisis Centre), Changing Pathways, Castle Point Borough Council, Rochford District Council, Brentwood Borough Council, Basildon and Thurrock Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) and Essex Police – all play an active role in the project.