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Deeside Domestic Abuse Safety Unit receives £250,000 Lottery boost

A VOLUNTEER-RUN project which supports victims of domestic abuse has received a funding boost of almost £250,000.

The Domestic Abuse Safety Unit (DASU) in Shotton was awarded the cash by the Big Lottery Fund as part of its mission to improve literacy skills in Wales.

The unit will use the £247,826 to support 50 people a year and deliver group sessions and coffee mornings – all with the aim of improving the long term physical and mental wellbeing of victims.

Sue Monti, senior domestic abuse safety adviser, said: “Our successful application will mean people in Flintshire will have access to a domestic abuse outreach service that will offer long-term support in their own communities.

“This kind of work will strive towards lowering repeat incidences of domestic abuse and give people better options and greater confidence in their own ability to keep themselves safe.”

Almost £2m is being awarded through Big Lottery’s People and Places programme to support 13 projects across Wales.

The Reader Organisation will also get £236,309 to help people across North Wales who have poor literacy skills.

For more information about Deeside DASU, call 01244 830436.