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£99,000 escape boost for Salford domestic abuse survivors

Salford City Council is celebrating after winning over £99,000 to provide safe space accommodation for women and men fleeing domestic abuse.

The funding will help people who currently do not automatically qualify for emergency accommodation and who might feel they have no choice but to stay in, or return to, abusive relationships.

It will provide nine accommodation places, at least one of which will be for emergencies when people have to leave the same day, along with support from experienced and qualified staff to help victims secure long term, safe housing.

Councillor David Lancaster, lead member for environment and community safety, welcomed the news and said it was time for all survivors of domestic abuse to have the necessary support and resources to enable them to leave abusive situations.