Solace Women’s Aid Chief Executive, Mary Mason, contributed to a recent article in Barnet Press about the local council’s requirement that domestic violence victims register as homeless before they can be rehoused.
“As a crime which takes place in the home, access to safe and secure housing is crucial for women and children seeking to rebuild their lives. It just does not make sense to create additional barriers to families in this situation,” she said.
She also noted that the council is participating in the North London Domestic Violence Reciprocal Agreement in which north London boroughs work together to rehouse domestic violence victims in a safe area.
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