Housing advice for victims of domestic abuse
Victims of domestic abuse are encouraged to contact any local authority to make a homeless application. This is particularly important if they are not safe in their current accommodation.
If the victim is a tenant of a housing association, they should also speak with them. The housing association may have homes in other areas and be able to assist them to move and avoid the need for them to move into temporary accommodation.
For further information you can also contact Shelter who provide free advice
Women’s refuges offer accommodation for women and their children who are suffering from domestic abuse, this could be emotional or physical abuse from a partner or member of their family.
They are ordinary houses, shared by other women and their children. Women do not have to go to a refuge in their own area, and the address is kept secret to protect women from those they have fled.
These organisations can help:
Aylesbury Women’s Aid
visit: Aylesbury Women’s Aid
Wycombe Women’s Aid
visit: Wycombe Women’s Aid
Housing advice for professionals
NHAS (National Homelessness Advice Service) nhas.org.uk
NHAS is delivered by Shelter and provides FREE expert advice, training and support to professionals working in local authorities, voluntary advice agencies and public authorities in England.