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Homelessness because of domestic violence

In 2015 6,530 people were recorded homeless due domestic abuse in the home, only six times this number were accepted homeless on the grounds of domestic violence.
Many women in the UK are made homeless due to domestic violence in their home as it is no longer a safe place for them, however, due to these women still having their name on a legal contract the government and local authorities refuse to accept them as homeless.

Why is this important?

Homelessness due to domestic violence is an issue which women are unable to control, these women often have nowhere else to go which is why they are resorted to living on the streets. Women on the streets are vulnerable, especially if they are pregnant or have dependent children, consequently, it is crucial for the government and local authorities to help eliminate this and recognise more women as homeless.

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2018-06-03 20:47:08 +0100

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