Refuge funding boost for domestic abuse survivors

The funding supports safe accommodation and domestic abuse support services for women in Enfield.

Enfield Council has been awarded access to more than £700,000 from the government to help domestic abuse survivors rebuild their lives.

Enfield Council’s cabinet member for community safety and cohesion, Councillor Nneka Keazor, said: “This funding is vital in ensuring that no-one fleeing abuse is turned away from the support that they need.

“With one in four women suffering from a form of domestic abuse in their lifetime, we cannot stress how important the services in Enfield are.”

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s Domestic Abuse Fund for refuge and accommodation support has given Enfield Council £122,658 which will help towards eight refuge spaces at Enfield Women’s Muslim Aid.

In addition, Enfield Council will have access to a pot of £599,135 awarded to Camden along with four other London-based local authorities.