We’re after views on a draft Sussex-wide strategy setting out how we help and protect survivors of domestic abuse in safe accommodation.
As part of our new duties under the national Domestic Abuse Act, we’re working 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.
More than 70 stakeholders, professionals, service providers and survivors have fed in their views to help the development of the draft strategy.
Now we’re asking people for their views on the priorities and recommendations set out in the strategy.
What you tell us will help us make sure we get it right and offer the best support possible to survivors of domestic abuse in safe accommodation, both in the city and across the county.
The consultation is open until 19 December.
The draft strategy will be updated once we’ve had feedback form the consultation, with the final version published in January.
- Read the draft domestic abuse accommodation and support strategy for Sussex and have your say on our online consultation
Councillor Steph Powell, co-chair of the Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture committee said:
“This strategy is a vital step in how we meet our new duties under the new Domestic Abuse Act in providing more safe accommodation and support options and ensure services are accessible to all survivors of domestic abuse.
“Please share your views to help us make sure we offer the best support possible for survivors of domestic violence and abuse in Brighton & Hove.”