£86,412 For MK Council To Fund Domestic Abuse Refuge Services

Milton Keynes Council has been given £86,412 by the Government to to help fund domestic abuse refuge services in the town.

The money will enable victims and their children to stay safe, recover from the trauma, and access safe permanent rehousing where needed.

MK is one of 75 councils across the country to receive extra funding. The Government is also set to introduce new plans to ensure every council provides essential, life-saving support from next year.

Ben Everitt, the MP for Milton Keynes North, commented: “It’s vital any victims of domestic abuse get the support they need to recover and rebuild their lives.

“This money is a step in the right direction, but we need to do more and the introduction of the Domestic Abuse Bill in Parliament will help domestic abuse survivors further.”

The Domestic Abuse Bill will bring about the first ever statutory government definition of domestic abuse to specifically include economic abuse and controlling and manipulative non-physical abuse.