Domestic abuse

Housing sector ‘has vital role to play’ in tackling domestic abuse

Housing providers have a vital role to play in helping victims of domestic abuse and holding perpetrators to account, new research by national domestic abuse charity SafeLives and housing association Gentoo has found.

Published 17 April 2018

CIH vice president commits to continue domestic abuse campaign

Just months into his time as CIH vice president Jim Strang has pledged to continue the efforts of current president Alison Inman to tackle domestic abuse when he becomes president in 2018.

Published 29 November 2017

Blog: The housing sector must do better on domestic abuse

Kelly Henderson, domestic violence business manager at Gentoo, has launched a new research project to inform and encourage the housing sector to embrace its role in tackling domestic abuse.

Published 23 May 2017

Moves to prevent homelessness for people experiencing domestic abuse in Fife

Fife Housing Partnership has welcomed recommendations on how to improve the health and wellbeing of women and children who have experienced homelessness as a result of domestic or sexual abuse.

Published 21 November 2016

Women ‘forced to choose’ between homelessness and domestic abuse, say campaigners

Women and children experiencing domestic abuse in Scotland are routinely being made homeless by the services that are meant to help them, according to Scottish Women’s Aid.

Published 9 March 2016

Scottish Borders Safe Housing Options reaches referral milestone

A specialist service which supports domestic abuse victims with housing issues in the Scottish Borders has reached its 100th referral.

Published 9 February 2016

Streetwork Women’s Project – Case Study

Today’s bumper edition of Homeless Spotlight sees Streetwork highlight its women’s project alongside a blog from its CEO Kenny Forsyth and an interview with a Streetyouth practitioner.

Published 4 February 2016

Six-month tenancies plan ‘could force women to stay in abusive relationships’

The Scottish Government has been urged to scrap plans for a six-month initial tenancy period for private landlords over fears it could force victims of domestic violence to stay in abusive relationships.

Published 4 February 2016

Housing benefit changes could force Scottish Women’s Aid refuges to close

Women’s refuges in Scotland could face closure because planned changes to housing benefit would leave them with shortfalls of tens of thousands of pounds a year, Scottish Women’s Aid has warned.

Published 2 February 2016

Lone parents, disabled women and refugees ‘impacted most’ by benefit sanctions

Calls for new welfare at Holyrood to be used to redress some the “devastating” impacts of benefit sanctions on women will be heard by MSPs today.

Published 2 June 2015

Report highlights ‘grotesquely disproportionate’ impact of welfare reform on women

A new report has called on the Scottish Government to implement a gendered response to welfare reform mitigation after it found the cuts have had a “grotesquely disproportionate impact” on women.

Published 6 May 2015