Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Support for the victims of domestic abuse

The government has announced £125 million in extra support for councils to provide shelters, refuge, and support services to help victims of domestic abuse and their children.

  • Home is not the safe place it should be for domestic abuse victims and their families - so it is essential to support councils in delivering the vital services that keep victims safe.
  • That is why the government is providing councils across England with an extra £125 million to fund safe accommodation, including refuges and shelters, for victims of domestic abuse. It will provide support services including health and social care, benefits, interpreters, immigration advice, and drug or alcohol support. Rules on Joint Tenancies and Local Connections tests for housing will also be revised to make it easier for victims of domestic abuse to escape their abusers.
  • This support will give victims of domestic abuse and their children across the country the practical and emotional support to recover and rebuild their lives from this terrible crime.

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