Locked Out

Housing and VAWG pt. 2 with Rebecca Vagi and Georgie Barron

November 18, 2020 Commonweal Housing Season 1 Episode 4
Locked Out
Housing and VAWG pt. 2 with Rebecca Vagi and Georgie Barron
Show Notes

Domestic or sexual violence and housing insecurity too often go hand-in-hand. For survivors of domestic abuse, including physical, emotional and economic abuse, the processes of leaving an abusive home are far more complex than they may seem. Women who have experienced extensive abuse including in childhood often go on to experience complex and overlapping disadvantages like addiction, poor mental health and homelessness. In turn, life on the streets or in insecure housing can expose women to further violence.   

In this episode of Locked Out, we talk to Rebecca Vagi of the Domestic Abuse and Housing Alliance (DAHA) and Georgie Barron of the Nelson Trust about why stable housing is vital for survivors of violence against women and girls, and why housing remains out of reach for the most vulnerable survivors who need it most. 

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If you or a loved one is experiencing domestic abuse, you can contact the National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247 for help and advice. You can find more organisations to contact for support at https://www.gov.uk/report-domestic-abuse.