Tuesday 28th January 2020

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Northcliffe House entrance

28 Tudor Street, London


Early bird discount available until Monday 21st October!

Booking option 1

I work for a Women’s Aid member service

Booking option 2

I do not work for a Women’s Aid member service

Domestic abuse is, by its very nature, a housing issue and a core driver of homelessness. Lack of access to safe, secure housing is a major barrier to escaping and factors strongly into a survivors’ decision making about whether they stay with, or leave, an abuser.

A sustainable and specialist network of refuges is vital to meet the housing needs of women and children particularly at the time of crisis. A secure home is key to being able to move on and rebuild a new life for those women and children. At this conference, Women’s Aid will be calling for a secure spending settlement and funding model which ensures the future of life-saving accommodation and services.

The housing solution, giving women and children back lives free from fear, must span across social housing, the private rented and homelessness sectors if it is to meet the needs of all survivors.

At this event, delegates can expect to:

  • Hear from high profile and expert speakers on what an effective housing response to domestic abuse looks like
  • Hear from survivors’ on their experience of housing, and the barriers and enablers faced in escaping and securing long-time safety
  • Explore how effective current homelessness legislation is in protecting survivors, and what reforms are needed
  • Discuss the ‘whole housing approach’ to domestic abuse – from best practice to culture change across the housing sector

Confirmed speakers include:

More details are to follow soon but if you need any further information at this stage please contact us on [email protected]

Thank you to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for kindly providing the venue for this event.

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