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National funding to support survivors

A £10 million government fund to help support refuges across the country and boost provision for survivors of domestic abuse and their families was announced on International Women’s Day. The fund was shared between 55 regions in England. Of these 55 regions,  four local councils have pledged to  targeted  LGBT survivors of domestic abuse. The [...]

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Do we need a new way of working- supporting all LGBT* victim/survivors of violence and abuse.

Do we need a new way of working- supporting all LGBT victim/survivors of violence and abuse. LGBT people can experience violence and abuse throughout their lives and from multiple perpetrators. As coordinator for the LGBT Domestic Abuse Forum, I have seen that the Violence Against Women and Girls VAWG sector has been successful at bringing [...]

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Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Women’s Support Group

A monthly Wednesday evening support group from 6-7.30pm run by North London Rape Crisis in Islington was launched in February 2015. The aim of the group is breaking isolation, providing information and ways to manage the impact of abuse, growth and the empowerment of women. This is achieved through offering a safe space to meet, [...]

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Domestic Homicide Reviews and LGBT victims

A domestic violence and abuse incident which results in the death of the victim is often not a first attack and is likely to have been preceded by psychological and emotional abuse. Many people and agencies may have known of these attacks – neighbours, for example, may have heard violence, a GP may have examined [...]

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