Welfare reforms threaten to devastate vital domestic violence services

Refuge raises awareness of the impact of welfare reforms


Sandra Horley CBE, chief executive of Refuge, has written a piece for the Guardian explaining the devastating impact that  changes to the welfare and benefits system could have for victims of domestic violence:

“One woman we recently supported didn’t even have enough money to buy beds for her two small children. Another woman was delighted to secure a new home in a safe area, but was refused funding for furniture by her local scheme. When our refuge worker applied to children’s services on her behalf, their response was to offer to take her children into care. Is this really the kind of empowerment we must expect for victims of domestic violence who are struggling to forge new lives?”

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