Housing: Domestic Violence

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 26th January 2021.

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Photo of Jess Phillips Jess Phillips Shadow Minister (Home Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Supported housing: national statement of expectations, published on 20 October 2020, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that exempt accommodation providers housing victims of domestic abuse and their children meet the required standards.

Photo of Eddie Hughes Eddie Hughes Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The National Statement of Expectations (NSE) is an important step in improving oversight of supported housing. The publication of the NSE sent a strong signal that the Government expects high standards to be met in housing across the supported exempt sector.

We are continuing to work with local government and the sector to improve standards for all residents in supported exempt accommodation. My officials will continue to work with Women’s Aid, and domestic abuse providers on this important issue.

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