The South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) has visited the Firvale Community Hub, which provides support, advice and advocacy services for local residents.
The Community Hub has received grant funding from the VRU’s Violence Reduction Fund. With this funding, the Hub is working with families to address the underlying causes of violence and encourage reporting.
This involves one-to-one and group therapy support sessions, as well as encouraging those affected by violence to seek appropriate outside help to alter their behaviour or their circumstances.
During its visit, the VRU met with the Hub’s Chief Executive Officer, Gulnaz Hussain, to discuss their work with the VRU, and their other programmes and initiatives.
Graham Jones, Head of the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit said: “Through our Violence Reduction Fund, the VRU is able to support organisations such as the Firvale Community Hub, which sit at the centre of their community.
“The Community Hub’s work with families, aiming to address the underlying causes of violence, represents an important contribution to the VRU’s ambition to prevent and reduce violence in South Yorkshire.
“I’m pleased that the VRU could visit the Hub to meet with Gulnaz, and chat to some of the local residents enrolled on their programmes.”