17 Dec 2018

The Office of the Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner, and Dyfed-Powys Police, in partnership with Mid and West Wales Fire & Rescue Service, have successfully received funding from the Welsh Government’s Violence against Women, Domestic abuse and Sexual Violence (VAWDASV) Capital Project Grant

The sum of £9,064 has been granted to the Police and Crime Commissioner, who will work with Dyfed-Powys Police and the Fire & Rescue Service to provide a multi-agency and victim centred approach aimed at minimising the effects of domestic violence on its victims.

The project will enable domestic violence victims to stay in their own homes, and will limit the risk of repeat incidents through the provision of Domestic Violence Vulnerability Kits.

These Kits will consist of different security measures and equipment, which will be loaned out to the household and fitted.

This will improve their home security and provide reassurance to the victim that it is safe for them to remain in their own home.

The Kits are issued following a review of the domestic incident by a Police Officer.

Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn adds:

“I am very pleased we have been able to secure this vital funding with our partners. Households at risk of domestic violence often have to leave their homes because of the risk of repeat incidents.

Through this project, we will be able to provide the necessary security measures to enable them to stay in their homes, and to feel safe there: Some peace of mind for the victims of this serious crime.”