New funding will be provided to improve the services which support victims of terrorism, the Home Office has announced.
Home Secretary Priti Patel said:
I am determined to make sure that victims of terrorism receive the support they deserve, as soon as they need it.
This new funding is so important to provide more care and specialist advice to those up and down the country who have suffered trauma as a result of terrorism.
Bidders to the fund will now draw on their expertise to provide a range of specialist advice and support to individuals who have experienced a terrorist attack, either in the UK or abroad.
Cruse Bereavement will provide specialist bereavement support for victims who would not otherwise be eligible through the existing homicide service, such as witnesses and first responders.
Steven Wibberley, CEO, Cruse Bereavement Care said:
This vital funding will enable us to provide expert bereavement support to victims of terrorism, immediately at the scene and long term.
This is a crucial step forward to recognise the complex needs of those affected by such traumatic events.