In a small office in the Midlands the telephone rings every half hour or so. On the line are women desperate for help, trying to flee domestic violence. But there is no space in the refuge, there is almost never any space. “Last week”, says a volunteer, “we had a lady call; she had four children, and the closest space we could find for her was
Thousands Of Women Turned Away From Domestic Violence Shelters Amid UK Budget Cuts
Survivors and support workers tell of a domestic violence refuge system at breaking point.