£285k lifeline to help children affected by domestic violence in East Dunbartonshire

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Children affected by domestic violence in East Dunbartonshire will benefit from a £285,000 funding lifeline.

The East Dunbartonshire Association for Mental Health is one of five projects helping survivors of domestic who will share £2.3m from the Big Lottery Fund.

They plan to put the cash towards the CEDAR (children experiencing domestic abuse recovery) project, allowing it to continue for another three years.

Youngsters and their mothers are given a safe place to recover from abuse and start to rebuild their lives.

Manager Dianne Devin said: “We are absolutely delighted at the news of three years further funding.

“We will now be able to continue to provide a family-led, peer-based and therapeutic journey of recovery for children and their mothers recovering from the effects of domestic abuse in East Dunbartonshire.

“Local families will receive a holistic, multi-levelled service which will improve the child and their mothers, mental health and offer access and engagement in education and employment opportunities alongside recovering from the trauma of domestic abuses.

“This will no doubt provide transformational, meaningful and long lasting change for children and their mothers in our area.

“We are all so thankful to the Big Lottery fund for their continued and incredible support.”

Projects in Renfrewshire, West Dunbartonshire, South Lanarkshire and Perthshire also received a share of the funding.