WHY ARE MORE WOMEN LIVING ON THE STREETS?
How domestic violence in combination with government cuts, austerity and Universal Credit can push vulnerable women into homelessness.
Friend’s Meeting House
York St, Bath BA1 1NG
17th May 7.30pm - 9pm
Building on this and an earlier Women's Forum event, 'How austerity disproportionately effects women', what can we do to raise awareness of a complex problem that Tory policy has made unsolvable?
Thangham Debonnaire MP for Bristol West. Thangham used to work as National Research Manager for domestic violence charity, Respect. She has written two books: "It Hurts Me Too" explores children's experiences of domestic violence and refuge life and "Child Protection and Domestic Violence" that explores child protection, domestic violence and putting men's abuse of women on the child care agenda
Roanne Wootten is Operations Director at Julian House. She will be speaking about the impact of austerity on women. She has vast experience of working in the Third Sector and championing the needs of women who are in recovery from homelessness and/or domestic abuse and who have complex needs. She will talk to us about how services need to respond differently to women to improve the outcomes for women and their children.
Amanda Movsesian is Women’s Project Organiser at Julian House. Julian House provides high quality refuge accommodation for survivors of domestic abuse; in 2017 Julian House became the sole provider of refuge accommodation across B&NES. They also provide the Freedom programme, which is for women who have experienced domestic abuse.
This is an open event (women and men) organised by the Women’s Forum. It is also open to non- Labour Party members.
Contributions and discussion from the floor welcome.