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Funding granted to 55 organisations providing support to victims of abuse

The government has announced that up to £8.3 million of funding will be granted to 55 organisations providing support over two years to victims of abuse, including counselling, training and community outreach.

The Home |Office and Ministry of Justice say that many of the organisations being funded are led, designed and delivered by and for the communities they aim to serve, with organisations providing tailored support to victims such as those from ethnic minority backgrounds, disabled, LGBT and elderly victims. There is also funding for specialist organisations working with male victims specifically.

A £1.2 million training programme has also launched for Independent Sexual Violence and Domestic Abuse Advisors who provide emotional and practical support to victims. The government is funding 1,000 of these posts and the training to make sure these vulnerable victims get better help and stay engaged with the criminal justice system.

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