75 local authorities to receive share of £16 million budget to support survivors of domestic abuse and their children

75 local authorities across England Councils have been awarded funding to provide essential, life-saving support in safe housing for survivors of domestic abuse and their children.

The local authorities will share over £16 million, helping up to 43,000 survivors have access to the help they need as they move towards a safe future, free from domestic abuse. The funding will enable victims and their children to stay safe, recover from the trauma, and access safe permanent rehousing where needed.

A list of Councils that have secured funding can be viewed at this LINK.

This announcement follows the confirmation of a new legal duty which will create a consistent approach to accommodation-based support for domestic abuse victims across England. This is designed to help all families recover and overcome their experiences, regardless of where they live.

The Domestic Abuse Bill being reintroduced shortly will bring about the first ever statutory government definition of domestic abuse to specifically include economic abuse and controlling and manipulative non-physical abuse.

Further information is available on the GOV.UK website.