by timpickstone on 19 February, 2020
A new refuge for victims of domestic violence and abuse is opening in the borough of Bury.
The new facility, developed in partnership with Irwell Valley Homes and Fortalice, will provide much-needed emergency accommodation to women and their children fleeing domestic abuse.
Fortalice will provide the support to victims to help them feel safe and empower them to live independently before helping them to secure long-term, stable accommodation.
Not only does a refuge provide support to victims but will also encourage more victims in Bury to take that step and flee abusive relationships in the knowledge that there are safe places that they can go to begin rebuilding their lives.
Gill Smallwood, chief executive of Fortalice, said: “We have worked in the field of domestic abuse for over 42 years in Bolton and welcome the opportunity to open a new refuge in Bury. We look forward to working with other agencies in Bury with the aim of strengthening the services for victims of domestic abuse.”
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