The Government recently announced plans to alter how housing costs for shelters and refuges that protect vulnerable women and children are paid.

The proposals aim to shift the funding from Housing Benefit to the responsibility of financially-strained local authorities.

Women’s Aid have suggested this move could result in around 39% or refuge services closing down, with a further 13% reducing their services.

Quite simply, this puts at risk the lives of thousands of vulnerable women and children who are the victims of domestic violence and the Government’s proposals should be rethought.

You can read more about the plans and respond to the Government’s consultation here

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