Refuges: Domestic Violence

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 20th February 2018.

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Photo of Alex Norris Alex Norris Labour/Co-operative, Nottingham North

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 2 January 2018 to Question HL4272, when the £20 million of funding for refuges and other accommodation for women fleeing domestic abuse for 2018-2020 will be released for local authorities and specialist services to access.

Photo of Heather Wheeler Heather Wheeler Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

We will be making the £20 million fund we secured at Spending Review 2015 available as early as possible in the 2018/19 financial year for domestic abuse services, including refuges.

This new fund will be open to all local areas across England to bid for a share.

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