Victims of domestic abuse in Suffolk could get extra measures to secure homes

New Police unit Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore launching the new roads policing team.
Pcs John Shuard, Hylton Garrick, Dave Shaw and Paul Fletcher.
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New Police unit Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore launching the new roads policing team. Pcs John Shuard, Hylton Garrick, Dave Shaw and Paul Fletcher. Picture Mark Westley ANL-160903-132332009

Victims at high risk of domestic violence in Suffolk could be offered extra measures to secure their home following a grant award.

Safe Partnership, working with Mid Suffolk and Babergh District Councils, has secured a one-off grant of £6,000 from the Suffolk Community Fund.

This money will help victims to rebuild their shattered lives and provide them with the shelter and security they desperately need

Tim Passmore

It could help enable victims and their families to remain in their homes by providing free and immediate home security measures.

Councillor Jan Osborne, Babergh District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing and Communities, said: “We are delighted that this funding has been awarded.

“The people who will benefit most from this funding are those who so desperately need help in really difficult circumstances and I hope this scheme can really make a difference to their lives.

“Remaining in a familiar environment can be so important for many victims and their families so these security improvements are vital.”

Tim Passmore, Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, added: “Supporting the victims of domestic abuse in Suffolk is absolutely vital, especially when children are involved.

“I think domestic abuse is particularly vicious crime that should never be tolerated in any circumstance.

“This money will help victims to rebuild their shattered lives and provide them with the shelter and security they desperately need.”