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Domestic abuse victims given lifeline payments

Domestic abuse victims will be given fresh support in the form of lifeline payments to escape abuse and rebuild their lives. The Home Office announced yesterday that a new £2 million fund will provide one-off payments to victims to help them leave their tormenters, starting 31st January 2024. 

From 31st January 2024, victims of domestic abuse who do not have the financial means to leave their abusers will be able to apply for a one-off payment of up to £500 via one of over 470 support services, for essential items such as groceries, nappies or support with new accommodation to help them and their children flee to safety.

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