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Restore welfare funding to refuges for women and children

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Women and children experiencing domestic abuse need refuges to escape to; half the revenue of such refuges comes from housing benefit; two women on average are killed by partners or ex-partners each week in Wales and England.  The trauma of abuse and violence against women in their own homes may continue for many years and affect their children in the future too..  Refuges will close if government proposals are carried out and the support, counselling and advice provided by refuges to vulnerable families will come to an end.  Those of us with experience in this area must demand a change of policy by the government.

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