Domestic abuse and homelessness: the case for automatic priority need

Posted on 19th March 2020

Domestic abuse is sadly one of the leading causes of homelessness. Government statistics demonstrate that between June 2018 and June 2019, 23,960 people were made homeless in England as a direct result of domestic abuse. Two thirds of the 2.4 million people in the UK who experienced domestic violence in the year ending March 2019 were women.