A SPECIALIST charity which supports people who have suffered from domestic violence has been give more than £156,000 to help continue its work.IDAS (Independent Domestic Abuse Services) aims to support anyone experiencing domestic abuse or sexual violence and the charity’s funding comes from the local authority, trusts, the Police Crime Commissioner, donations and grants.Housebuilding company Strata has helped the charity, raising more than £156,000 to help IDAS provide support to children and young people, with programmes of support designed to prevent and respond to the impact of domestic abuse.

Over the last year, the employees, suppliers and colleagues at Strata worked together on a range of challenges and activities that have enabled them to raise the funds for IDAS.The charity’s CEO Sarah Hill told the Chronicle: “We are absolutely overwhelmed by the amount Strata Homes have raised for IDAS.“Their brilliant fundraising will ensure that we can help support children and young people affected by domestic abuse for years to come. “Domestic abuse often starts at a young age with 14-25-year-olds being most at risk of suffering from abuse. “With this money, we particularly want to work with schools and colleges to help educate and inform young people so that they are able to form healthy, happy relationships into their adulthood.”