Domestic abuse survivors at risk from councils’ failure to rehouse them

Exclusive: Local authorities frequently breach legal duty to prioritise housing for abuse survivors, risking further danger or trauma

People fleeing domestic abuse are being put in danger by local authorities who fail to provide housing for months on end, despite a law which should prioritise them, a new study shows.

Increased legal protections are failing to prevent the “systemic” blocking of support to those fleeing abusive relationships, the report by the Public Interest Law Centrefound. The situation puts survivors of abuse at risk of further trauma or returning to an attacker, the research said.

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@boglarka_filler

RT @publiclawcentre: @lawrsuk have highlighted the increased risk migrant survivors face as a result of non-eligibility for housing support…

Posted on: 2022-10-06 19:05

@HaringeyWelcome

RT @publiclawcentre: @lawrsuk have highlighted the increased risk migrant survivors face as a result of non-eligibility for housing support…

Posted on: 2022-10-06 16:18

@lawrsuk

RT @publiclawcentre: @lawrsuk have highlighted the increased risk migrant survivors face as a result of non-eligibility for housing support…

Posted on: 2022-10-06 15:19

@SerenityRoseUp

RT @publiclawcentre: @lawrsuk have highlighted the increased risk migrant survivors face as a result of non-eligibility for housing support…

Posted on: 2022-10-06 14:33

@Baring_Found

RT @publiclawcentre: @lawrsuk have highlighted the increased risk migrant survivors face as a result of non-eligibility for housing support…

Posted on: 2022-10-06 13:52

@LeftieCymraeg

Could do with a review of how @wlga authorities perform as regards rehousing domestic violence survivors.… https://t.co/sQT7YPBy8D

Posted on: 2022-10-06 11:47

@publiclawcentre

@lawrsuk have highlighted the increased risk migrant survivors face as a result of non-eligibility for housing supp… https://t.co/tTd0qGF4Jp

Posted on: 2022-10-06 09:23

@NadaCalovska

RT @Al_Hasaniya: Our Domestic Abuse project is part of the Angelou Partnership. Our Arabic speaking IDVA can support victims/survivors with…

Posted on: 2022-10-06 06:11

@NafsikaT

RT @Al_Hasaniya: Our Domestic Abuse project is part of the Angelou Partnership. Our Arabic speaking IDVA can support victims/survivors with…

Posted on: 2022-10-06 05:59

@lizanelly1

RT @LegalActionMag: @Izzy_Mulholland on @publiclawcentre's report, 'Abused Twice', showing systemic housing gatekeeping by London councils,…

Posted on: 2022-10-06 05:37

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