Extra funding to support people fleeing domestic abuse in Norfolk
Norfolk County Council has allocated an additional £200,000 to support people fleeing domestic abuse in Norfolk access temporary accommodation.
The Council has commissioned the independent charity Leeway to provide the additional capacity over 12 months, starting from Monday 27 July and running through to 30 June 2021, to cover a recovery period post pandemic. This funding will see 3 additional posts created, as well as suitable temporary accommodation purchased and basic food and toiletry provision for service users.
Anyone who is experiencing domestic abuse or who has recently left an abusive relationship can call the National Helpline, open 24 hours a day, for support and advice. Women can call 0808 2000 247, while men Men’s Advice Line is available on 0808 801 0327.
Leeway was established in 1974 with the help of a £200 start-up grant from Norwich City Council. Over the past four decades the charity has grown from those humble beginnings and we now have seven safe houses and a team of more than 50 people providing advice, support and information to any adult or child experiencing domestic abuse in Norfolk and Suffolk.