In 2019, national funding for homicide victims was 80x higher than that for people bereaved by road death.
Our key asks
- Central government takes responsibility for the strategic necessity of care for road crash victims. This is assigned to one department, with cross-department involvement and agreement of the necessity of need; involving the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners.
- The Brake provision of NRVS literature and helpline is funded by central government sustainably beyond 2020, so this vital service is assured and the charity’s future providing this service is not threatened.
- Funding is found through a mechanism orchestrated by government for development of the NRVS to provide face to face support in all communities for families facing bereavement and life-changing injury from road crashes, working with existing service providers where they exist in a minority of regions. This could, for example, mean instruction from government, delivered through APCC, that PCCs must each fund, proportionally, the costs of this work as a commissioned service. Alternatively these funds should be found centrally.