Covid-19: Rape and domestic abuse support services to get extra £40m

An extra £40m of government funding has been announced for support services helping victims of rape and domestic abuse in England and Wales.

Ministers say the money will allow more staff to be recruited, the expansion of helplines and remote counselling.

But charity Refuge called it another “short-term pot of funding” and said a more long-term approach was needed.

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