The Government recently announced that it was providing more money for male victims of rape and abuse. This is great news for male victims. But it is still not enough. The centres are quite widespread, but it is a long way off if you don’t live close enough. A few women’s centres also got some funding, but most are still fighting for their survival. Almost every Rape Crisis group is currently fundraising to try and sustain their services.
Many DV centres have also been fighting funding cuts. This is totally unacceptable. The numbers of people needing support keeps rising, yet support is always a struggle, wasting time and energy that should be spent supporting victims.