Beyond abuse: LGBT accommodation-based domestic abuse services

London

This is one of four reports from the Beyond Abuse project. This document is the report from London.

The Beyond Abuse project was a national bid, delivered in partnership with Brighton Rise in Brighton and LGBT Foundation in Manchester. As part of the Beyond Abuse project, Stonewall Housing provided a support service within Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster.

Stonewall Housing recruited for three part-time roles, which included a Domestic Abuse Caseworker who offered crisis intervention, housing advice and advocacy, a Tenancy Sustainment Officer who provided floating support to settle clients into their new homes and a Peer Support Worker who delivered 1:1 emotional and therapeutic sessions to clients to help them with their journey.

The London project delivered Domestic Abuse Casework and Tenancy Sustainment between June 2017 and October 2018 and Peer support between June 2017 and June 2018. Unfortunately, we were unable to secure accommodation in London during this time period and therefore, the London project was delivered as a domestic abuse support service