A woman who pledged to redecorate the homes of domestic abuse survivors for free believes the government and councils need to do more to support them.
Naima Ben-Moussa, a plasterer in Buxton, Derbyshire, started an online fundraiser to help cover material costs after finding “holes in walls” in a piece of property.
The government has allocated £ 125 million to councils in England to aid domestic violence survivors and their children.
A draft Victims Act that contains new standards for assisting sexual and domestic victims, was announced in the Queen’s speech on Tuesday.
However, the charity Women’s Aid said that despite the financial commitments, a deficit of £ 200 million remained to “run shelters and community services sustainably”.
Ms. Ben-Moussa, 36, said renovating survivors’ homes helped families recover from the “trauma” they experienced at home.
If you are affected by domestic violence, there are a number of support services available via BBC Action Line.
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