Pan-Sussex Strategy for Domestic Abuse Accommodation and Support 2021-2024

Foreword

The Pan-Sussex Strategy for Domestic Abuse Accommodation & Support 2021-2024 sets out how we will help and protect survivors of domestic abuse in safe accommodation, in line with our new duties under the national Domestic Abuse Act 2021.

We welcome the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 and its aim to end the post code lottery of support for anyone affected by domestic violence and abuse.

The new Pan-Sussex Domestic Abuse Board will bring together a diverse range of stakeholders who will play a critical role in delivering the vision of the strategy.

We are committed to working with our partners and communities to ensure that victims and survivors are not only able to access the high quality support they need but also the justice they are entitled to, and to make Sussex a safe place for everyone. The support provided will include work to allow victims and survivors to remain safely in their own homes or in safe accommodation.

We have committed to a range of new interventions including co-locating Independent Domestic Violence Advisors in Housing Options teams, as well as new schemes which aim to enhance and increase the support in safe accommodation for all victims and survivors of domestic violence and abuse across Sussex.