This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government

Petition Reverse the government plans to remove women's refuges from the welfare system.

Katie Ghose, the chief executive of Women’s Aid, said: “The government’s proposed reforms to supported housing will dismantle our national network of lifesaving refuges and put the lives of women and children trying to escape domestic abuse at risk. This is a matter of life or death.”

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Katie Ghose, the chief executive of Women’s Aid told the Guardian

“If pursued, the reforms will result in a postcode lottery of domestic abuse support services, with ... refuges being forced to close their doors and more women and children being turned away from the lifesaving support they offer,” she said.

The reforms fly in the face of pledges made by the prime minister to make it a key personal priority to transform the way the UK tackles domestic violence.

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