This report considers the relationship between homelessness and women experiencing domestic and family violence. It looks at the broader social systems and how they can contribute to homelessness. The report analyses responses to domestic and family violence and how they could be reoriented to the prevention of homelessness. It makes recommendations on strategies required to better meet the needs of women and children, and to reduce the trauma of those who experience domestic and family violence. The recommendations relate to the legal system, police responses, outreach and information provision, women's refuges and shelters, emergency accommodation, longer-term housing, services for men and for children and inter-agency approaches.
Content Updated: 19 June 2012