South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has visited a housing project in Sheffield which was awarded a grant to help women affected by sexual abuse and exploitation.
Dr Alan Billings heard the Young Women’s Housing Project helps around 50 vulnerable women a year.
The project has houses and flats across Sheffield to provide safe accommodation for the women along with specialist support and practical help.
It was awarded £27,000 in the Police and Crime Commissioner’s community grant scheme.
Dr Billings said: “It was encouraging to see the good work the Young Women’s Housing Project does with vulnerable people.
“I have met some very dedicated people helping others face difficulties in their lives and understand how to keep safe and avoid putting themselves in vulnerable situations.”
Call 0114 268 0580 to make a referral to the project or visit www.ywhp.org.uk