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Annual Report 2017/18

In 2017/18, during a challenging financial climate, our specialist services continued to grow; last year we supported over 6,000 survivors of violence and abuse on any given day. Read some of the highlights and discover how our work, thanks largely to the wonderful support we receive, saves, changes and rebuilds lives.

An open purse with money spilling out of it.New Financial Abuse Code of Conduct

Refuge and The Co-operative Bank welcome the Financial Abuse Code of Practice launched on 10 October 2018 by UK Finance and are proud that their joint campaign ‘My money, my life’ has highlighted the scale of economic abuse and that their call for action from the financial services sector has led to the launch of this new initiative.

A silhouette of a woman sitting at a table holding a mug.My money, my life

Refuge’s campaign ‘My money, my life’, in partnership with The Co-operative Bank, shone a spotlight on financial abuse and called for all banks to take action to better support victims. The campaign provided the catalyst for a new Financial Abuse Code of Practice – read about the latest campaign progress here.

There's just one week to go until our exciting campaign begins to mark the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. All to be revealed soon... watch this space! #HearMeToo #RefugeSheroes

Appalling cases of women in prisons having their health and autonomy put at risk. This is especially distressing given that the overwhelming majority of women in prisons are survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

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