Domestic Violence: Emergency Accommodation

House of Lords written question – answered on 4th May 2004.

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Photo of Baroness Anelay of St Johns Baroness Anelay of St Johns Conservative

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What support they have given between January 2002 and January 2004 to organisations that give advice and emergency accommodation to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people fleeing from domestic violence.

Photo of Lord Rooker Lord Rooker Minister of State (Regeneration and Regional Development), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (Regeneration and Regional Development)

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has not provided funds directly to organisations that give advice or emergency accommodation to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people fleeing from domestic violence between January 2002 and January 2004. However, the Supporting People programme, which went live on 1 April 2003, enables local authorities to provide housing-related support to vulnerable groups, including victims of domestic violence. Between 1 April 2003 and 31 March 2004, around £57 million went towards an estimated 5,400 dwellings of housing-related support for victims of domestic violence.

The Home Office has also provided a one-off payment to Broken Rainbow for £120,000 in January 2004, to help to set up a domestic violence helpline for the LGBT community.

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