Nowhere to turn 2018: Findings from the second year of the No Woman Turned Away project


Women's Aid

Publication date: 

26th Jun 2018

Findings from the second year of the No Woman Turned Away project, which supported 264 women between 12th January 2017 and 11th January 2018 who were left with nowhere to turn at a time when they were at their most vulnerable. This left some of them at risk of homelessness and further abuse from the perpetrator. Over one in ten women supported on the project (11.7%) were forced to sleep rough during their search for a refuge, of which three women were pregnant and five women had their children with them. Almost half of women (46%) were forced to sofa-surf, of which 65 women sofa-surfed with their children. Nearly one in ten women (8%) gave up their search and stayed put with the perpetrator. One in five women (21%) were accommodated in a suitable refuge space through the support of the specialist caseworkers.