The Government are making £76 million of extra emergency funding available for the most vulnerable in society, ensuring they can get the support and help they need during this pandemic.

During this time of national emergency, it is vital that everyone stays at home, to protect the NHS and save lives – but for the most vulnerable in society, the home may not be the safe haven it should be.

 That is why we are making an extra £76 million available to support survivors of?domestic abuse, sexual violence and modern slavery,?as well as ensuring vulnerable children and young people continue to get the help they need. This builds upon the commitment in our landmark Domestic Abuse Bill that gives ‘priority need’ status to victims of domestic abuse, so that no-one has to make the unbearable choice between staying somewhere where they know is unsafe or becoming homeless.

 Protecting the most vulnerable in our society is crucial in these difficult times – and this funding boost will ensure they can continue to receive the support they desperately need to keep themselves safe and rebuild their lives.

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