Boost for crime victims

Clive Grunshaw
Clive Grunshaw
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Crime victims in Lancashire will benefit from enhanced services designed to help them get back on their feet thanks to a new three-year contract offered by Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

The £6.6m contract to deliver Lancashire Victim Services and Nest Lancashire, which provides services for young crime victims, will also deliver specialist support for those who have experienced sexual violence, domestic abuse and hate crime.

The new Lancashire Victim Services model will provide four multi-crime teams across the county made up of domestic violence advisors, sexual violence advisors, children and young people and hate crime case workers and independent victim advocates

Mr Grunshaw said: “The police and our partners do their best to keep people safe, but sadly crime does happen and it is vital that support services are there for people to help them back on their feet.

“We currently help 40,000 local people a year and thanks to the new contract, services will now be able to support an additional 20,000 people across Lancashire.”