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Grants of £340k go to community support groups in West Suffolk – Bury Free Press

*Bury St Edmunds Women’s Aid Centre #8211; £5,400 for ‘Stronger Families’, a 12-week therapeutic programme for children and mothers who are victims of domestic abuse.

*HomeStart (Mildenhall Road Estate) – £10,767 towards running a weekly drop in family group at on Bury’s Mildenhall Estate.

Cllr Robert Everitt, cabinet member for families and communities at St Edmundsbury said: “The increase in people suffering from dementia and how we support them and their loved ones, who often provide their day to day care, is a challenge. I believe that it will be innovations such as the dementia hub that will make a positive difference to people’s lives.

*Survivors in Transition – £11,560 for one-to-one and group therapeutic services for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

“At the other end of the spectrum is HomeStart. Unhappy, dysfunctional families make for unhappy children which can become a bit of a cycle. HomeStart relies on volunteers who have lived parenting, made the mistakes and survived, who are willing to draw on their own experiences and help those families out of a state of crisis.”

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