• Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Cambridge

Cambridgeshire awarded more than £100,000 to support victims of sexual abuse

March 27th, 2015

TWO Cambridgeshire organisations are celebrating successful bids into a Home Office fund aimed at supporting the victims of sexual abuse.

Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre has been awarded £68,900 while Peterborough Rape Crisis Care Group got £37,927.

The money will ensure the continuation of counselling services for victims of sexual abuse in the county and will significantly reduce waiting times.

Both bids were strongly supported by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner alongside other organisations.

Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Graham Bright provided the initial funding to start this enhanced service for victims through successful bids into the Ministry of Justice Competed Fund in 2014. He said this afternoon that he was “delighted” with the news that funding had been secured to continue to support victims to cope and recover from their experience.

“I have visited both organisations and know the incredible work they do in supporting victims overcome their traumatic experience. Such crimes can leave deep mental scars and take years to overcome.  This money will make a real difference to the lives of many people,” he added.

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Notes to editors

Contact details of successful bidders:

Cambridge Rape Crisis Group

Phone:                                                 (01223) 245888

Email:                                                  support@cambridgerapecrisis.co.uk

Website:                                              http://www.cambridgerapecrisis.co.uk/

 

Peterborough Rape Crisis Care Group

Phone:                                                 (01733) 317899

Email:                                                  peterboroughrapecrisis@nhs.net

Website:                                              http://www.peterboroughrapecrisis.co.uk

 

Media enquiries to:

Charles Kitchin – Director of Public Engagement & Communications

Director of Public Engagement & Communications

Tel DD: 01954 713906

Mobile: 07809 332291

 

About The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

Sir Graham Bright is the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire.

Police and Crime Commissioners have responsibility for delivering an efficient and effective police service in their area. Commissioners set police and crime objectives, the police budget and issue crime and disorder reduction grants through the Police and Crime Plan. Commissioners also hold the police to account, making them answerable to the public.

Further details can be found on the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner website

 

 

 

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