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18th May 2020 All Comments

Women in high-stress jobs more depressed due to rising State Pension age – New research by Institute of Gerontology King’s College London

The harmful mental health consequences of these State Pension Age reforms may have been overlooked, new research finds A new study published in the journal Health Economics by a team of researchers from the Institute of Gerontology at King’s College London examined the health implications of increases to the State Pension age (SPA) in Britain […]

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Emergency refuge for women fleeing domestic violence opens in Westminster

A first emergency refuge for female victims of domestic abuse fleeing their home during the coronavirus pandemic has been opened in Westminster. The project, run by crisis charity Hestia, one of the largest providers of domestic abuse refuges in London, is the first of its kind to open since Britain was placed into lockdown. The 12-bed accommodation is funded by the Mayor’s Office for […]

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12th May 2020 All Comments

Failure to extend extra UK funding to Northern Ireland domestic violence and sex abuse groups `deeply shocking’

Lockdown `has led to a surge in the numbers of reported incidents of domestic and sexual abuse’ Domestic violence and sexual abuse support groups NI) will received none of the additional £76 million package announced by Westminster earlier this week. The Department of Finance has confirmed that the Treasury will not allow it to draw […]

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21 May 2020 ~ Domestic abuse charities can apply for vital funds – Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government – England – closing date

Charities can bid for a share of £10 million funding to support victims of domestic abuse. Charities can bid for a share of £10 million funding to support victims of domestic abuse The money will be used to support additional refuge bed spaces and specialist support A further £6 million will also be given to […]

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7th May 2020 All Comments

Training GPs to identify domestic violence leads to dramatic increase in finding victims – Study results

A training programme that teaches GPs how to identify domestic violence and abuse (DVA) victims has led to a 30-fold increase in DVA referrals, according to a collaborative study of 205 general practices led by Queen Mary University of London, in partnership with the Centre for Academic Primary Care, Bristol Medical School. Across the world, […]

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Wales chosen for government’s first Residential Women’s Centre – Ministry of Justice

Wales has been chosen for the Government’s first Residential Women’s Centre – an alternative to custody that is focused on rehabilitation for women convicted of low-level crime. It builds on investment already awarded under the government’s Female Offender Strategy. By tackling the root causes of offending these services will help divert women away from criminality […]

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Emergency funding to support most vulnerable in society during pandemic – Communities Secretary

Communities Secretary announced £76 million extra funding to support survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence and vulnerable children and their families and victims of modern slavery. More than £76 million extra funding to support most vulnerable in society during pandemic Funding for charities to support survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, vulnerable children and their families and victims of modern slavery […]

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Mayor of London invests further £1.5m in safe accommodation for victims of domestic abuse during coronavirus lockdown

Sadiq’s emergency response has already secured accommodation for 82 victims across the city, needing to flee home New funding from City Hall will enable victims to access specialist support, food and medicines The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced a further £1.5million emergency response fund to provide victims of domestic abuse with safe accommodation […]

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