Laura Sharman 04 May 2020

Jenrick unveils £76m funding for ‘most vulnerable’

The communities secretary has announced £76m funding to support the ‘most vulnerable’ in society during the pandemic.

The funding will help protect and support survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, vulnerable children, and victims of modern slavery.

The Government also announced those fleeing domestic abuse will automatically be considered a priority by councils for housing.

Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick, said:’This multi-million-pound package is a boost for charities working on the front line to provide often lifesaving support or services at this unprecedented time.

’This includes essential support for domestic abuse victims, living in fear in the place where they should feel most safe – their home.’

Cllr James Jamieson, chairman of the Local Government Association, said: ‘Councils are working tirelessly to protect and help those who are most vulnerable during this pandemic. A joined-up approach, alongside the police and health, is vital so we are pleased the secretary of state has been able to secure vital extra funding for support services.’

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