The South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit has visited the Helping Hands Community Centre, based in Edlington, Doncaster.

Supported by VRU funding, the Centre provides emotional and mental health support through its Community Wellbeing Therapies programme, and also runs social groups for the local community.

Alongside this work, the Centre can deliver practical support in areas including benefits; food; IT; and job and housing applications.

The VRU visited the Centre to have a tour of their facilities and chat with staff about the work they are doing.

Graham Jones, Head of the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction said: “The Helping Hands Community Centre team provide important support for local people in Doncaster, both at their base in Edlington and in the city centre.

“Through its Violence Against Women and Girls Reduction Fund, the VRU has provided the Centre with more than £18,000 in funding for its Community Wellbeing Therapies and support projects.

“I’m pleased that the VRU was able to visit Helping Hands to meet staff and discuss this work, and I look forward to working with the Centre on our shared goals over the next few months.”