Statutory guidance

Improving access to social housing for victims of domestic abuse

Statutory guidance for local authorities to improve access to social housing for victims of domestic abuse in refuges or other types of temporary accommodation.

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Improving access to social housing for victims of domestic abuse in refuges or other types of temporary accommodation

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The government believes that victims fleeing domestic abuse should be given as much assistance as possible to ensure they are able to re-build their lives away from abuse and harm.

This statutory guidance is intended to assist local authorities to ensure that victims of domestic abuse who are living in refuges, and other forms of safe temporary accommodation, are given appropriate priority when they apply for to access social housing.

Published 10 November 2018