CPFT awarded £300,000 to help victims of abuse

Government funding success after joint bid with Cambridgeshire Police & Crime Commissioner

CPFT awarded £300,000 to help victims of abuse
03 July 2014

Victims of domestic abuse or sexual violence are to be offered new support after a joint bid involving Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, and the Office of the Cambridgeshire Police & Crime Commissioner, was awarded £150,000 of Government funding.

Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council have also agreed to match the Ministry of Justice award meaning that £300,000 will be used will pay for a team of specialist mental health workers who will be employed by CPFT.

The team, made up of four community psychiatric nurses, will ensure victims of domestic abuse or sexual violence receive the appropriate care and treatment for their mental health.

Mike Bell, General Manager of CPFT’s Specialist Services Division, said: “This award will allow us to put in place a specialist team which will provide new help for a very vulnerable group of people across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and we are confident the increase in support will play a significant role in helping them on the path to recovery.
“CPFT is grateful to the Ministry of Justice for this funding, and we would like to thank the Office of the Cambridgeshire Police & Crime Commissioner and our partners at Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council for all the help we have received in support of this bid.”

Overall, the Office of the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner has been awarded £345,000 as part of its bid to the Ministry of Justice’s Competed Fund.

Other funding will be given to projects across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough which work to support victims of crime.

Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Graham Bright, said: “I am thrilled that we have been so successful in securing this funding for the people of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The £345,000 will boost the services available and enable support organisations to help more people to cope with, and recover from, the impact of crime.”

ENDS

For more information please contact:

Andy Burrows
Communications Manager
E andy.burrows@cpft.nhs.uk
T 01223 726767

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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