Helping victims of Domestic abuse

Yesterday the government announced that hundreds of domestic abuse victims will receive lifeline payments, helping them to escape abusive relationships and rebuild their lives.

  • Hundreds of domestic abuse victims who do not have the financial means to leave their abusers will be able to apply for a payment of up to £500 for essential items such as groceries, or support with new accommodation to help them and their children flee safely. 
  • For the first time, victims can also apply for a further one-off payment of up to £2,500 to help secure a safe, independent future, such as putting down a deposit for rental accommodation. This will help them to move forward with their lives and prevent homelessness or pressure to return to abusers because of financial strain. 


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