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women experience domestic abuse


women killed every week in the UK

1 in 4

LGBT relationships are abusive

No. 1

barrier to women leaving abusive situations, is housing

Housing providers are ideally placed to spot and respond to domestic abuse as a first point of contact

Domestic abuse is one of the highest causes of homelessness among women


 32% of the women St Mungo’s work with said domestic abuse had contributed to their homelessness

St Mungos (2014)

Survivors of domestic abuse accessing support from Gentoo had experienced abuse for three years prior to engaging with their Support Service

SafeLives (2015) Getting it right first time

63% of tenants who are victims of domestic abuse had rent arrears to the Notice of Seeking Possession stage

Jackson (2013)


40% of tenants who are suffering domestic abuse had ASB complaints made against them

Jackson (2013)


Of the 121 women who came into and exited the Solace refuges in 2015, 22% had a secure tenancy on arrival whilst only 13% had a secure tenancy on departure. 

Solace Women's Aid (2016) The Price of Safety Report

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