Funding has been awarded to Rushmoor Citizens Advice, in partnership with Safer North Hampshire, to enable vital support for the Nepali community to continue for a further three years.
The money, from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund, will enable the Rushmoor Nepali Domestic and Sexual Abuse Support Service to continue to provide free, independent, confidential and impartial support to victims of abuse, who are serving personnel or family members of the Nepali and Gurkha communities in Aldershot and the surrounding area. Telephone support is also available worldwide to members of the armed forces.
The service has been in place since 2013, following recognition that specific cultural and language barriers existed for people in accessing help and support to keep them safe and informed of legal and civil options available to them.
As well as direct support, the service engages in many community events in order to increase awareness of domestic and sexual abuse and delivers presentations and training to practitioners.
To contact the service, call 01252 333618 or email email@example.com
In an emergency, contact Hampshire Constabulary on 999.