Wrexham Women’s Aid gets £366k cash boost

NEARLY £1m is being pumped into projects in North Wales and Powys by the Big Lottery. The Fund’s People and Places grants will put £472,738 of cash into the Citizens Advice Bureau in Newtown to increase the provision of face-to-face general and specialist advice.

This will pay to reinstate advice sessions at GP surgeries and in other health and social care settings across Powys.

These will cater for people with long-term health problems affecting their physical and mental health, lone parents and families with young children.

Vulnerable women in North East Wales will now receive more support thanks to a cash injection of £366,190 to Wrexham Women’s Aid.

The grant will build on the success of the drop-in project by developing and enhancing the service to be more flexible and available to women and children suffering from domestic abuse.

An outreach service will be available to engage women and children who have difficulty accessing the support on offer.

The outreach provision will take place in satellite clinics within community centres, health centres, and when safe to do so, in the family home.

In Flintshire, a community park will be modernised in Argoed, thanks to an award of £104,938.

Mynydd Isa Field for Youth will spend the money on improving the Bonc recreation and play area.