Amadudu awarded domestic violence contract in Liverpool

Liverpool City Council has awarded a contract to support people from the BME community who suffer domestic violence to Amadudu.

It follows the withdrawal of the winning bidder – Refuge – who have decided it is not viable for them to proceed, as their bid was based on securing additional contracts which they did not win.

Councillor Roz Gladden, Cabinet member for adult social care, said: “While we respect Refuge decision n not to proceed because they do not feel it is financially viable, we are fortunate and delighted to have another extremely experienced locally based provider able to take on the contract.

“We are now looking forward to working with Amadudu on delivering an improved service for vulnerable women and their children.
“We are absolutely committed to giving more help to people who suffer domestic violence and are spending an additional £600,000 over the next three years.

“Our investment in domestic violence services also includes new apartments for women and children from the BME community which will provide top quality individual units to replace the existing outdated shared accommodation.”

Beverley Williams, Chair of Amadudu, said: “We are pleased to be awarded the contract, and determined to continue our support to our community.

“We are overjoyed that the council decided to continue their support and have shown their confidence   in us delivering the service within Liverpool.“

The three year contract forms part of housing related support the city council commissions for vulnerable people.