The Women’s Aid SOS: Save Refuges, Save Lives campaign is calling for the national network of refuges to be protected and funded to better protect the lives of the thousands of women and children escaping domestic violence every year. The campaign aims to ensure that refuges, and the services they provide, are protected and secured by a new model of funding and commissioning and that funding for specialist women-only refuges is sustained so that survivors receive the support they need to recover and regain independence.
This report provides the most up to date evidence and information on the provision of specialist domestic violence refuge services in England in 2014. It collates data from the Women’s Aid Annual Survey, UKrefugesonline (UKROL) and other published sources to highlight the impact of funding cuts and poor local commissioning on specialist domestic violence refuge services and the women and children who need them.
Women’s Aid Federation of England
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© Women’s Aid, September 2014