Refuges: Females

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 7th October 2019.

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Photo of Ian Lavery Ian Lavery Co-National Campaign Coordinator, Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Party Chair, Labour Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to fund women’s refuges.

Photo of Luke Hall Luke Hall Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Since 2014 the Department has invested £55.5 million in services to support victims of domestic abuse, including refuges.

MHCLG recently consulted on a new statutory duty which would require local authorities to assess the need for and commission support for victims and their children in safe accommodation.

The consultation closed on 2 August. We have analysed the responses to the consultation on support within safe accommodation and will be publishing a full government response in due course.

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