The Pan Sussex Strategy for Domestic Abuse Accommodation and Support 2021- 2024 sets out how we help and protect survivors of domestic abuse in safe accommodation is now in place.
In line with our new duties under the national Domestic Abuse Act 2021, we work with other local authorities across Sussex to improve the support available to survivors of domestic abuse and their children in refuges and other safe accommodation.
The strategy includes a commitment to a range of new schemes aiming to enhance and increase the support in safe accommodation for all survivors of domestic violence and abuse in the city.
It also outlines new interventions, such as a Housing Independent Domestic Violence Advisor, increased availability of interpreters and British Sign Language to ensure survivors have access to the support they need.
The new Pan Sussex Domestic Abuse Board will bring together a diverse range of stakeholders who will play a critical role in delivering the vision of the strategy.