You can ask for advice and assistance from our Homeless Prevention Service or any professional that you receive support from (like a family worker or health worker) or the police. You have the right to ask for help from any local authority in the UK if you are fleeing domestic abuse.
Your safety is our priority. We will:
If you are a Council or Housing Association Tenant and you are experiencing domestic abuse please contact your Housing officer. They will refer you to the Management Transfer Panel and the
Homeless Prevention Service.
The Panel will look at the risk to your safety when determining your priority for rehousing. If they decide you need to move quickly you will be awarded the highest priority for rehousing on the Housing Register (Band A).
You will need to bid for alternative accommodation through Homechoice. We will offer advice to support you through this process.
The advice and support we offer depends on your situation and the outcome of your assessment.
We will advise you to move to a different area – but it’s your decision whether to move.
We may, with your consent, refer you to MARAC (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference). MARAC is made up of representatives from a range of different support agencies, including the Council. We work together to ensure that any services we offer to support and protect you are coordinated and effective.
Safeguarding children is a key responsibility for the Council. We need to be mindful of the impact the abuse you are experiencing is having on your child/children and, may, with your consent, make a referral to the Children’s Safeguarding Team for further support and assistance.
More advice and information on support for domestic abuse.