‘We are still here despite a £134k cut’ says crime charity

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A CHARITY that provides free security work and advice to vulnerable victims of crime says it will not fold despite losing £134,000 of funding.

West Herts Against Crime (WHAC) will have to rely on donations and a charged-for service for non-vulnerable users after losing 64 per cent of its budget when its contract was not renewed with Herts County Council.

General manager Jackie Chambers said: “In the face of funding cuts, we are relying on the support of local people to deliver what we know can be an even bigger and better service for all.”

Police used to refer victims of crime to WHAC, but the contract has now been handed to the firm Medequip.

County council spokesman David Henning said: “The service will remain in place but it will be delivered by a different organisation.”