25% of women fleeing domestic abuse are now turned away from refuges

From the Women’s Aid Annual Survey 2016: About one in four referrals to refuge services in 2015/16 were declined due to lack of space/capacity.

There are likely to have been many more potential referrals that weren’t made because the refuge was already known to be full.

[Read full summary of the Women’s Aid Annual Survey on their website…]

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