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Housing & policy

Our Housing & Policy team is responsible for our mapping, needs assessment, and coordination projects. We analyse what services are out there in London particularly for those experiencing forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG). We find where the gaps are, and offer services to help support other organisations.

Pan-London Housing Reciprocal

We manage the Pan-London Housing Reciprocal, an agreement between local authorities and registered housing providers, which prevents those fleeing violence or abuse from becoming homeless.

The agreement allows those fleeing violence or abuse to move to a safe area of London without losing their social tenancy. Properties in safe areas are offered or requested, and our role is to centrally manage this and make sure that moves happen smoothly.

Find out more about the Pan-London Housing Reciprocal here, including how to make a referral.

Domestic violence needs assessment

Last year we released a comprehensive piece of analysis, finding out what pathways there are for survivors of domestic violence in each borough of London. We looked at the barriers to accessing support, with housing being particularly prevalent.

We also produced detailed directories of services in London – from advocacy to advice, health, specialist services for under-represented groups, and housing pathways.

Read our findings, download the directories, and find out more about the project here.