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£1.2m investment to support domestic abuse survivors in Harrow

The London Borough of Harrow has started a new domestic abuse support service operated by Cranstoun.

The service, which launched on May 1, benefits from a £1.2 million council investment over three years.

Cranstoun offers a range of services and programs for adults and young people dealing with issues related to alcohol and drug use, domestic abuse, housing needs, and interactions with the criminal justice system.

They will provide comprehensive support and resources, including an independent domestic violence advisor service, outreach support, survivor programs, safe accommodation, and a single point of contact for those affected by domestic abuse in Harrow.

Councillor Anjana Patel, Cabinet Member for Highways, Infrastructure and Community Safety said: “Domestic abuse is traumatic for victim-survivors. Everyone has a right to feel safe and have a safe place to go to for support.

“I am pleased to welcome Cranstoun as Harrow’s new domestic abuse support service provider. Tackling domestic abuse is a key priority for us. We will continue to do everything we can to support those in need and put our residents first by providing support and refuge from domestic abuse.”

Maria Cripps, Assistant Director for Domestic Abuse Services at Cranstoun said: “We’re pleased to be delivering this service in Harrow. We already work across London supporting victim-survivors of domestic abuse and this new work in Harrow will allow us to reach more survivors of domestic abuse and provide them with the comprehensive support they need to rebuild their confidence, independence and ensure their safety.

“Through this service we will provide direct support to victim-survivors and also provide safe accommodation as well. We will work closely with the council and other local partners to ensure that the people who we work with get all the support they need.”