SafeLives' new research on homelessness and domestic abuse

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SafeLives' new research on homelessness and domestic abuse

Post by Jacinta, FRG Adviser » Wed May 23, 2018 2:09 pm

Spotlight Report - Safe at Home: Homelessness and domestic abuse

SafeLives' new research on the links between domestic abuse and homelessness was published in May 2018; it makes the case for urgent changes to be made to how we support survivors of domestic abuse with housing.

You can find the Spotlight report Safe at Home: Homeless and domestic abuse and guidance Tips for practitioners here.

The report shows how domestic abuse (especially for women) is a significant cause of homelessness.

Chapter 3 focuses on chronically homeless women who are multiply disadvantaged which creates a cycle of abuse and homelessness. There is a “common thread in the cycle of motherhood and removal of children” where many “single homeless” women are actually mothers who no longer have care of their children, in one example, 79% of the women working with St Mungo’s had children who had been taken into care.

This is more fully discussed by Katharine Sacks-Jones of Agenda in her Spotlights blog Motherhood, homelessness and domestic abuse: the importance of a gendered approach which you can access here.
Jacinta, FRG Adviser

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