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Becki Meakin

March 2019

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.
In 2017, Shaping Our Lives received a two-year grant from the DCMS Tampon Tax Fund for this project.
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.
Also read the project findings and report
In partnership/with support of: DCMS Tampon Tax Fund
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