Katharine Sacks-Jones, Director of Agenda, said: “We welcome the government’s continued investment in tackling violence against women and girls.
“The £20 million announced in the Budget for organisations working on domestic violence will help many survivors as they try to rebuild their lives.
“Some 1.2 million women in England have experienced the most extensive violence and abuse – both as a child and as an adult.
“Many of them struggle to cope with the aftermath and end up in poverty, with serious mental health problems, addicted to drugs or alcohol, homeless or in prison.
“These most marginalised women need holistic support to deal with the multiple disadvantages they face.
“We are yet to see the detail of how this money will be spent but hope services which help women with the most complex needs will be among those to benefit.”