Domestic violence victim may lose home after panic room is classed as spare bedroom.

(81 Posts)
Darkesteyes Sat 04-May-13 23:39:09

How bloody low are this Gov. going to sink? What on earth do they expect this woman to do FFS.

www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/bedroom-tax-domestic-violence-victim-1870391

NiceTabard Sun 05-May-13 20:00:28

I am not sure that putting additional people in direct harms way is the correct solution to this problem. The woman and her child are obviously at huge risk (I am sure councils do not install this type of room with associated expense without very good reason) so why on earth are people suggesting that more people be put at risk - whether they are other members of her family or lodgers?

IneedAsockamnesty Sun 05-May-13 21:02:17

Busygirl.

We don't know that she does not have a job 9 out of 10 HB claiments are in work.

Viviennemary Sun 05-May-13 21:05:52

They can't give everyone in the neighbourhood reinforced rooms to protect them from this dangerous man. If he is so dangerous he shouldn't be at large.

IneedAsockamnesty Sun 05-May-13 21:21:14

The types of things that the LA rely on in order to install a panic room.

Several breaches of a none mol combined with photographic evidence documenting extensive assaults and not your low level common assaults broken bones or disfigurement weapon used that type of thing.as well as back up from the police DV unit confirming ongoing risk as well as SS evidence. You would also usually have to have no history of taking the offender back.have already had use of a panic alarm that had several valid activations. The ex would normally be expected to have a previous partner who also had DV issues with them or previously served prison time for DV.

You would also normally be expected to waive a mutual exchange in the future and agree not to move unless with significant reason.

IneedAsockamnesty Sun 05-May-13 21:23:43

Viv.

People who commit domestic violence are rarely a danger to anybody other than their children or partner or ex partner.

IneedAsockamnesty Sun 05-May-13 21:28:47

Cogito.

The DHF is completely discretionary its also time limited and is done on a first come first served basis.

In most areas its first priority are people with disabilities sadly there is not enough in the fund to cater towards all of those. Its a huge fuck up waiting to happen.

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