EVENT: Housing pathways for survivors of domestic abuse and Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)

2-5pm | 30 January | Free event

Venue: The Chamber, City Hall, 110 The Queen’s Walk, London, SE1 2AA

Housing pathways for survivors of domestic abuse and Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)

Booking required: please email your name, job title and organisation to housingreciprocal@saferlondon.org.uk

About the event

Sophie Linden, London’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime would like to invite you to an event on improving housing pathways in London for survivors of domestic abuse and other forms of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG).

This event will have a specific focus on the new Pan-London Housing Reciprocal agreement, and will be an opportunity to hear more about how to utilise the Pan-London Housing Reciprocal, as well as share ideas for improved VAWG housing pathways to feed into the Mayor’s Policing and Crime Plan, currently out for consultation.


The event will comprise of two sessions about housing and domestic abuse: the first with a strategic focus, and the second with a focus on practice. You will hear from key individuals from the housing and VAWG sectors and have the chance to ask questions and share your own thoughts.

A full list of speakers will be announced shortly but includes Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, as well as senior staff from local authorities, housing providers and VAWG organisations.

About the Pan-London Housing Reciprocal

Safer London, commissioned by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC), has been working with a range of partners to develop a new centrally coordinated pathway for the Pan-London Housing Reciprocal Agreement, which was approved as a way forward by the London Housing Directors Forum in October.

This voluntary agreement between local authorities and registered providers aims to increase options for people with a social housing tenancy in London who are at high risk of harm and need to move to a safe area. In doing so, the reciprocal supports individuals and families to avoid homelessness, ensures they do not lose their tenancy, and makes better use of London housing stock.

Success now relies upon housing, VAWG and related professionals raising awareness and accessing this new housing route for the survivors they support.

Find out more about the Pan-London Housing Reciprocal here.