Published: 14th May 2019

Domestic abuse banners at Pride in London in 2013. Credit: Tom Morris The government has announced new measures designed to offer greater levels of housing support to survivors of domestic abuse. Local councils will soon be legally required to offer tailored accommodation-based services to domestic abuse victims and their children, the MHCLG said. A consultation has now opened on the measures, which are hoped will offer a more consistent approach to domestic abuse services across the country. The communities secretary James Brokenshire said: ‘Domestic abuse destroys lives and I am determined to drive the change necessary to ensure families never have to endure the pain of domestic abuse in silence. ‘For the first time ever, local authorities will have to legally assess level of support needed in their local area and match that need with vital, life-saving services – helping untold numbers of families to safely … (To read the full article, subscribe below)