Increase of beneficiaries registering as victims of domestic abuse

Increase of beneficiaries registering as victims of domestic abuse

Shine's Holly Carrington talks about why there are more people registering as victims of abuse through Work and Income. She touches on how it might be a positive thing in helping victims get out of violent relationships when they are dependent on their partners income.


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Shine's executive director Jane Drumm said she was stunned the list of vitcims was not longer, because domestic abuse was a fast road to the benefit queue. "This is a very small proportion, because our experience here is that domestic abuse is a real quick way to poverty for a lot of people."

 

“The support we got from Shine felt like being airlifted to safety. Shine's help affected us in many positive ways – we regained our peace-of-mind, felt secure, and started to feel much safer while asleep at night.”