Funding cut for Glasgow rape crisis centre
Scottish newspaper the Daily Record reports on cuts to one Glasgow rape crisis centre’s funding despite a series of sexual assaults occurring nearby.
About 200 police officers have been patrolling Glasgow city centre after recent attacks on women.
Meanwhile, the Glasgow Rape Crisis Centre service has seen its budget slashed by £8,000, one third of its total.
The move has plunged the service into a financial crisis that could have a profound impact on the level of support it can offer.
Manager Isabelle Kerr told the Daily Record:
We have been doing a significant amount of work in youth projects and in schools to mixed sex groups. It is important that young men are involved in this.”
“The funding which has been granted to us for the next financial year is down, which means we won’t be able to do the same level of work.”
Ms Kerr added: “We don’t want to cut back any of our services – it is absolutely crucial that we don’t – but we have no choice in the matter.”
In addition to the problems facing the Rape Crisis Centre, The Daily Record also reports that Archway Glasgow, Scotland’s only sexual assault referral clinic, is set to be hit by a £35,000 cut.