Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping met help workers and counsellors during a visit to a domestic violence support charity.
Commissioner Tipping has donated £2,000 from his Community Safety Partnership Fund towards ‘W R Here’ to help fund a series of counselling workshops promoting self-esteem and helping vulnerable adults and children rebuild their lives.
The Nottingham-based charity was set up in 2011 to provide support services and workshops to children, young people and adults including those who have been affected by domestic violence. We R Here also receives support from the Commissioner via South Nottinghamshire Community Safety Partnership.
During his visit, Commissioner Tipping was given a special insight into the work of the charity and also how it is planning to address an unmet need for services in the area. He also met a former service user who shared her experiences of the initiative and the help it provided.
Commissioner Tipping established the Community Safety Partnership Fund to help small local groups reduce crime and anti-social behaviour as well as provide support to vulnerable people. Tackling domestic abuse and helping to rebuild the lives of its survivors is one of his top priorities for policing in Nottinghamshire and the Commissioner has provided funding to many charities which share this aim.
Commissioner Tipping said: “The counselling We R Here is providing is making a real difference to survivors of domestic violence and other vulnerable people. I’ve made it clear that such preventative work is key to helping sufferers to move on and reduce pressure on police services in the future.”
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Posted on Wednesday 5th February 2014