Domestic Abuse

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Harbour Homes has partnered with Edinburgh Women’s Aid to provide emergency accommodation for families experiencing domestic abuse. Since January this year, there has been a 38% increase on the previous year of women seeking help from Edinburgh Women’s Aid due to experiencing domestic ab

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Jimmy Black reflects on the domestic abuse provisions in the current Housing (Scotland) Bill, and picks up themes from the latest episode of the SHN podcast which spotlights good practice for landlords.

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A young woman presented to Govan Law Centre’s Women’s Rights Project as an emergency referral as she was struggling in B&B interim accommodation provided by Glasgow City Council has been provided with a furnished tenancy. The woman and her partner had been placed in B&B accommoda

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Cyrenians has welcomed housing minister Paul McLennan and Daniel Brewer, the CEO of Resonance, to one of the properties recently acquired by the fund, to urge the government to partner with similar social investment initiatives and funds to develop solutions to, and increase the supply of housing f

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A blueprint to tackle domestic abuse has been published by the Scottish Conservatives after new statistics revealed that "victims are being left in limbo” when they leave a violent household. The party has launched a new policy paper alongside freedom of information responses showing that

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Callum Chomczuk, director of CIH Scotland, underlines the importance of housing for domestic abuse victims and survivors, and highlights the current 16 days of activism campaign about gender-based violence. Statistically speaking all of us will likely know someone who has experienced - or is ex

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A private member’s bill proposing the establishment of a domestic abuse register similar to the sex offenders register has gained wide cross-party support from 41 MSPs. The Domestic Abuse (Prevention) (Scotland) Bill introduced by Pam Gosal, a Conservative MSP for West Scotland, will now move

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Scottish Borders Council’s Domestic Abuse Advocacy Support service (DAAS) has achieved Leading Lights accreditation from SafeLives, a national charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse across the UK. The SafeLives accreditation programme is designed to recognise and reward good and safe pract

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In 2021/2022, 64,807 incidents of domestic abuse were reported in Scotland, however it is estimated that only around 20% of incidents are reported, meaning the problem is much wider than the statistics would suggest. Many housing professionals will have to deal with customers who have encountered do

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Housing minister Paul McLennan met Borders Housing Network (BHN) representatives to find out more about the work they are doing in relation to domestic abuse including the challenges they face supporting victims and survivors living in rural communities. Michelle Meldrum, chief executive for Berwick

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Homelessness charity Cyrenians is to partner with the Women in Safe Homes fund to buy and refurbish properties to create safe homes for women who have experienced domestic abuse. The pioneering Women in Safe Homes fund was created in response to the need for safe, decent housing for women who are mo

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The majority of social landlords in Scotland have not put in place adequate policies to support survivors of domestic abuse facing homelessness, a new report by Scottish Women’s Aid (SWA) and CIH Scotland has found. In 2018/19, 73 of the 173 social landlords in Scotland (42%) signed up to

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