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Becki Meakin

March 2019

In 2017, Shaping Our Lives received a two-year grant from the DCMS Tampon Tax Fund. The funding was for A Refuge for All – a project led by Disabled women with experience of violence and abuse, looking at improving access to violence and abuse services for Disabled women. During this project, Disabled women told us that, as there was ten years ago, there was a lack of accessible information about seeking support and refuge; inaccessible refuge and service buildings; a lack of knowledge and understanding of the issues for disabled women by professionals; a need for disability equality training for service staff; and greater awareness and support for disabled women experiencing carer abuse. The best practice toolkit is a simple self_x005F_x0002_assessment tool and action plan for improvement. There are a number of resources that will help violence and abuse services make inexpensive changes that support a more accessible and inclusive service offering. Through taking positive actions, service providers can share their action plans and get access to a poster designed to reach out to disabled women.
In partnership/with support of: DCMS Tampon Tax Fund
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