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More Beds Needed in 2021 for DV Refuges


The West Midlands based community radio station Gorgeous FM reports this week that domestic abuse charities in the region are encouraging more male victims of female violence to come forward after shock figures revealed that a quarter of the region’s domestic abuse cases involved female on male domestic situations.  There are numerous organisations that work with male victims of abuse, including Break the Silence in the Midlands.  Mankind, a group that operates a helpline for male victims of domestic abuse, says that overall for people of all genders, there is a chronic shortage of bed spaces in violence refuges, and they note that “In terms of refuges and safe houses, currently, there are 37 organisations with 204 spaces with only 40 of those places being dedicated for men. Many parts of the UK have no or limited places at all – for instance London has no spaces.”

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