Homelessness and domestic abuse: The Women's Health Improvement project

Every year in Scotland thousands of women and children are made homeless as a result of domestic abuse. Change, Justice, Fairness: “Why should we have to move everywhere and everything because of him?” A research report on homelessness as a result of domestic abuse. Is the result of a two year participatory action research project working with a group of women in Fife who had themselves experienced homelessness because of domestic abuse. This report shows the impact of homelessness on women and makes a number of recommendations for national and local government to prevent homelessness and ensure that women and children get a more appropriate response from the services they approach. Download the report here.

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Staying Safe

If you need immediate help contact Women's Aid, the police domestic abuse liaison officer or your local social work office.

You can also phone the domestic abuse helpline on 0800 027 1234

Facts & Figures

On one day in Scotland in 2013, 37 women and 22 children and young people asked for refuge accommodation, but Women's Aid were unable to find suitable spaces for 19 women and five children and young people (SWA 2013)

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