COVID-19: Advice and resources for housing providers

The governments stay at home advice in response to the COVID-19 pandemic can create new challenges for people experiencing domestic abuse. Victim/survivors may be at home with their perpetrator and unable to escape from the abuse.  

Housing providers are uniquely placed to access people in their homes; their response to domestic abuse is therefore even more important during these times.

We have produced guidance for housing providers on how you can offer safe responses to your tenants/service users where it’s known they are living with domestic abuse or where new concerns arise. 

You can read the guidance here (this updated version was published on 23.04.2020)

Resources

Call on housing providers to provide move on accommodation for survivors

Resources for housing associations and housing management services

Resources for homelessness services including hostels and supported accommodation

Resources for the private rented sector

Resources for all housing practitioners

Resources for survivors

Resources for employers

Information shared by other national domestic abuse services

Government guidance