Cost of Living: Domestic Abuse

(asked on 26th October 2022) - View Source


To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will make an assessment with Cabinet colleagues of the impact of the cost of living crisis on survivors of domestic abuse.

Answered by
Mims Davies Portrait
Mims Davies
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)
This question was answered on 26th October 2022

Tackling domestic abuse is a priority for this Government and ensuring all victims and survivors of this heinous crime get the support they need.

It’s concerning increases in the cost of living may exacerbate risk factors which Women’s Aid have highlighted, and the Home Office is looking to act on.

The Government’s Tackling Domestic Abuse Plan commits £230m to tackling domestic abuse , including a focus of over £140m to work to support victims, and will establish trials of a ‘flexible fund’, which charities could use to provide extra money to victims and survivors. .

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