Refuge receives new funding to support women in Warwickshire

Refuge has received new funds to support women in its Warwick district refuge who have experienced domestic violence. The grant of £3,643 from Warwickshire County Council will fund the “B healthy B green” project which aims to help women improve their health and wellbeing as they start to rebuild their lives.

Refuge runs four specialist safe houses for women and children escaping domestic violence in Warwickshire. Behind the walls of these houses, women and children are given specialist support to stay safe from violent partners and rebuild every aspect of their lives. The new ‘B healthy B green’ funding will help women access cookery lessons and nutrition advice, gardening skills and exercise sessions.

Sandra Horley CORRECT HEADSHOT 2014Sandra Horley CBE, chief executive of Refuge, said:

“I am extremely grateful for this grant from Warwickshire County Council which will help us support women in Warwickshire. Domestic violence is an horrific crime which kills two women every single week. Our services help women and children to rebuild their lives free from fear of violence. This grant will give women more access to health and wellbeing initiatives which will support them in transforming their lives.”

Councillor Bob Stevens, Warwickshire County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Health, said:

“I’m pleased we are able to support this extremely worthwhile project and I look forward to hearing about the results.”