17 Dec 2020
PRESS RELEASE 17.12.20
Police and Crime Commissioner secures further £50K for organisations providing support to the most vulnerable during continued pandemic
In June 2020, Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn, reported that over £140,000 of additional government funding had been secured for organisations providing support for victims of domestic and sexual violence in the Dyfed-Powys area, to assist them with COVID-19 related costs.
This week, Mr Llywelyn has announced that his office has secured a further round of over £50,000 of government funding to help support these important services.
Mr Llywelyn said, “I am very pleased that we have once again been able to secure additional funding for our local services, to support them with the additional pressures they are experiencing during the ongoing pandemic.”
One of the 8 organisations in receipt of this additional funding is Threshold DAS. Kim Howells, Head of Business Development, Education and Funding at Threshold DAS said: “Mr Llywelyn has been a great support mechanism for those experiencing domestic abuse and sexual violence within the Dyfed-Powys Police area.
“Threshold DAS, is an organisation that specialises in the delivery of support services for individuals who have, or are, currently experiencing domestic abuse or sexual violence. We work with the whole family and believe there is a need to approach family violence in a more comprehensive and co-ordinated way, placing greater emphasis on prevention and early intervention strategies.
“We are delighted as an organisation, to receive this additional funding, which will greatly enhance the services we offer to women, men and their children in the Dyfed-Powys area, particularly in this difficult time.”
Other organisations that have received funding are:
- Pembrokeshire People First
- New Pathways
- Montgomery Family Crisis Centre
- Aberystwyth University (running Dewis Choice service)
- West Wales Domestic Abuse Service
- Carmarthenshire Domestic Abuse Service
- Calan Domestic Violence Services
Mr Llywelyn added: “This is good news for the organisations involved, as this second round of additional funding will assist them in meeting the increased levels of demand they have experienced this year.
“It is essential that victims can continue to access the help they need throughout this pandemic and beyond.”
For further information:
Policy and Engagement Advisor