Domestic Abuse

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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. Every year, nearly 2 million people in the UK experience domestic abuse. Seven wom

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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. In an article originally published on the CIH website, Jim Strang makes it clear that domestic is an issue that

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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. It is now 20 years since I entered the housing world and the sense of social purpose we have as a sector still

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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. The Women’s Health Improvement Research Project, a community led participatory action research proje

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A specialist service which supports domestic abuse victims with housing issues in the Scottish Borders has reached its 100th referral. The milestone for the Safe Housing Options service, operated by Scottish Borders Council’s Safer Communities team, was achieved in the space of just nine month

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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. Streetwork Women’s Project (SWP) has supported women in Edinburgh who face severe and multiple d

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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. Homeless Action Scotland has asked for an amendment to the Private Housing (Tenancies) Bill, set

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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. The charity has “serious concerns” about the impact that the proposed cap on soci

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