Equality News Update: Half of homeless in West Dunbartonshire are fleeing domestic abuse

Council figures revealed of the 880 properties let out over the 2016/17 period, a total of 417 homes – 47 per cent – went to applicants registered as homeless. And of those homeless applicants, 223 cases cited a “dispute within household: violent or abusive” as one of the reasons for becoming homeless.

The statistics cover all levels of abuse, not solely abuse stemming from a spouse or cohabiters.

 

The news comes as housing chiefs have pledged to continue tackling the homeless challenge in the area, among the plans include tackling poverty, inequality and providing services and assistance to fit the individual needs of homeless people.

If you or someone you know is affected by domestic abuse don’t hesitate to contact one of these organisations for support and advice;

www.scottishwomensaid.org.uk

www.mensadviceline.org.uk

#EqNews #DomesticAbuse #Homelessness

http://www.clydebankpost.co.uk/news/15345275.Half_of_homeless_in_West_Dunbartonshire_are_fleeing_domestic_abuse/

 

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lewisbainbridge

Information and Communications Assistant at Fife Centre for Equalities