One in five refuge services get no local authority funding, research finds

From Civil Society:

More than one in five refuge services running in November 2020, were not funded by their local authority, and most of those that were saw a real-terms cut in their funding last year.

Sixty out of 269 refuge services were surviving on emergency government funding pots, charitable grants, trusts and other fundraising activities, according to a new report published by Women’s Aid.

In 2019, the government announced plans to introduce a new legal duty on local authorities to fund safe accommodation for survivors of domestic abuse and their children.

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