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Improving Housing Stability Amongst Victims of Domestic Violence

Introduction

This is a three-year study funded by the Oak Foundation looking at the impact of assisting victims of domestic violence to stay in their own homes, in order to increase their housing and employment stability and to reduce homelessness amongst this vulnerable population.


Aims of Project

There is evidence that housing agencies play a key role in effective multi-agency responses to domestic violence, but otherwise the link between domestic violence and homelessness has not been subject to much empirical investigation. The HomeSafe project provides a free service to victims, including: door locks, window locks, door restrictors, personal attack alarms, etc. all installed by an experienced team of fitters all specially trained in domestic violence; crime prevention advice and information and a contact list of appropriate support agencies; and a sympathetic and strictly confidential service. The study will look at the impact of the HomeSafe service on victims of domestic violence, paying particular attention to new outreach initiatives between HomeSafe and black/ethnic minority communities in Cardiff.




Funder

Oak Foundation

Duration

3 Years