Since September 2014, we have been calling on the government to Save Our Services (SOS) by committing to preserving the national network of specialist refuges.
Our national network of specialist refuges is at risk when still three women every fortnight on average, are killed in England and Wales by a partner or former partner. Women’s Aid is leading the SOS Campaign to secure a long-term funding solution for life-saving services.
The campaign so far:
Domestic abuse services are at risk of closure. Councillors have the power to change that.
For the local elections in May 2023, we asked councils to do three things to tackle domestic abuse in their local areas:
Our SOS campaign continues until we secure a funding solution that works for the life-saving services women and children need. There are actions that can be taken at both national and local level to ensure we have a sustainably funded national network of refuges.
You can view our Local Election Manifesto here