A £90,000 funding boost for domestic abuse services has been welcomed by a senior Ellesmere Port and Neston councillor.
It will help domestic abuse survivors and their children following a successful bid by the borough council.
It is to receive a share of a £3.5m government grant aimed at increasing the availability of specialist accommodation-based services.
The grant will provide additional community-based safe housing in Cheshire West for those directly affected by domestic abuse.
It will also provide a central hub to manage support and improve access to services such as therapeutic and practical help, recovery services and advocacy.
Deputy leader of the council and cabinet chief for wellbeing Louise Gittins (Lab, Little Neston and Burton), said: “Many domestic abuse survivors require specialist accommodation-based services to ensure that they and their children are safe from harm.
“This new funding will help the council to further improve its support in this area by providing additional safe housing to enable vulnerable individuals and their families to live as independently as possible.”
She added: “The new central hub will not only provide access to a range of fundamental services but will create a safe and discreet environment for people affected by domestic abuse to socialise, gain in confidence and support each other.
“This further development of a new and already successful service underlines the council’s commitment to continually review and improve its domestic abuse service offer in order to create an environment that supports recovery for all survivors and their children.”
Cheshire West and Chester has White Ribbon status in relation to domestic violence.