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."

 

“I would not have made it this far without Shine’s support. Shine helped me when I hit bottom and there was no hope, then supported me with everything, before and after the birth of my son. You gave me the strength to stand on my feet and look forward when I was miserable and suicidal. I have my life and freedom back as I have a new warm and safe place and my ex-partner is in prison. Thank you for saving my life and my son’s life!!” a Shine client