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A support network which aims to help victims of domestic violence has been given a major funding boost.

Safe, Secure and Supported at Home, a partnership created by Fife Council, Fife Women’s Aid and Police Scotland, has been granted £340,000 from the National Lottery Community Funding to help support its work.

It helps women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse to feel safer and less isolated within their communities.

The funding will allow the group to continue work over the next three years, with a range of services to support those who have experienced domestic abuse, sexual violence or other form of violence against women, irrespective of their gender.

Help includes fitting home safety and security equipment, a befriending service and housing advice.

Couincillor Judy Hamilton, convener of the community and housing services committee, said: “I am delighted this project is secure for the next three years.

“It is a fundamental human right to feel safe at home, yet that is not the case for many victims of domestic abuse who continue to be harassed after they separate from their abuser.


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