A CHARITY which supports families in difficulty in Cheshire has received a welcome £5,000 cash boost.
John Dwyer, Police & Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, has distributed funds from his Crime Prevention Fund to the Fostering the Family charity. It supports victims and aims to reduce the level of re-offending.
The application was submitted by Save the Family – a frontline charity that works directly with local people with a vision to ‘Keep Families Together’.
They provide support by fostering families going through difficult times as a result of various types of crime, including domestic abuse and alcohol and/or drug dependency.
They aim to positively transform the lives of homeless and vulnerable families, diverting children from the care system, putting adults and young people into education and employment and deterring ‘at risk’ young people from crime and substance misuse.
Mr Dwyer said: “The work this charity is doing is phenomenal. In my Police and Crime Plan, one of my priorities was to tackle re-offending. The support, rehabilitation and education given by this charity is monumental in offering support to families and turning people’s lives around.
“In September 2014, the Ministry of Justice will transfer the commissioning of some victim services to Police and Crime Commissioners.
“The support victims and witnesses receive is crucial and can be the turning point in people’s lives.”
For more information about Save the Family, go to www.savethefamily.org.uk.