Domestic Violence: Refuges

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 22nd December 2017.

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Photo of Lord Lipsey Lord Lipsey Chair, Political Polling and Digital Media Committee

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the petition by 38 degrees calling for rent money for women and children in domestic violence refuges to be paid directly to their refuges rather than to the relevant local authority.

Photo of Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The Government is currently consulting on housing costs for short term supported accommodation – deadline 23 January 2018. The consultation document can be found here at:

We have also committed to review the locally led approach to refuge provision in our Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy. This review will cover funding for refuges, including the critical care and support costs, and will take place by November 2018 so that our findings can be taken into consideration prior to implementing the new funding model for short term supported housing in 2020.

We are continuing to explore all options for future delivery of refuge services, including a national model for refuges.

The consultation document (PDF Document, 801.66 KB)

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