Local service helping victims of domestic and sexual violence faces cuts

Jen Stewart

A service helping victims of domestic and sexual violence is facing cutbacks, bosses have warned.

The Perth and Kinross Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (RASAC) was set up 10 years ago to offer support to, mainly, women and young people affected by rape, abuse and exploitation.

The group has now revealed it is struggling to secure funding for the new year, amid a forecast 25% increase in demand.

Development manager Jen Stewart said without funding in place, services were at risk.

The group’s money worries came to light as it unveiled its latest annual report, revealing a 15% increase in overall referrals.

Ms Stewart said: “We are actively seeking funding that will enable us to sustain the level of service provision for survivors and their families.

“Should we be unable to secure replacement funding, our services are at risk of being cut.”

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