Refuges send out SOS in response to government’s proposed supported housing funding plans

Over half of refuges could be forced to close their doors or reduce life-saving services if government goes ahead with plans for supported housing funding. The lives of thousands of women and children could be put at risk if the government’s proposed plans for supported housing funding go ahead, a survey has found. In response to an emergency Women’s Aid survey of refuge services in England, carried out following the announcement of the government’s plans to change the way they fund short-term supported housing, 39% of refuge services who responded said they would have to close their doors for good. A further 13% said they would be forced to reduce the number of bed spaces available. Sign the Women's Aid petition here.

Source: Women's Aid

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