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Fife Council highlighted the issue of domestic abuse as part of Scottish Housing Day yesterday. 11% of homeless people are forced into this situation because of domestic abuse and household disputes, with 4,436 incidents of domestic abuse and 944 sexual crimes being reported in Fife in the last year.

The Fife Housing Partnership and the Women’s Health Improvement Research project have been working with victims of domestic abuse and those who have experienced homelessness to improve support in housing.

There is a range of information and support available such as:

www.fife.gov.uk or www.fifehousingregister.org.uk/advice-domestic-abuse.

Fife Women’s Aid (women only) – 0808 802 5555

Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage helpline (men and women) – 0800 027 1234

Rape Crisis Helpline – 0808 801 0302

Fife Rape and Sexual Assault Centre 01592 642336

Read more at: https://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/people/fife-council-shine-light-domestic-abuse-2973078

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