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Sanctuary Scheme

Have you suffered domestic abuse?

The North Surrey Sanctuary Scheme may be able to help you stay in your home

What is the Sanctuary Scheme?

The Sanctuary Scheme aims to make it possible for victims of domestic abuse to remain in their own homes and feel safe. Many victims of domestic abuse feel that they need to move on as they are in fear of repeat incidents. This results in often moving away from their network of friends and family and having to uproot children from their schools. This scheme tries to prevent this from happening.

How does it work?

It provides additional security free of charge, enabling victims of domestic abuse to remain in their own homes if they wish, and it is appropriate for them to do so. Arrangements are tailored to the needs and circumstances of the individuals involved. This may include new locks, stronger doors, window grilles, a security light and an external mailbox.

Who is eligible?

  • The scheme is available to male and female victims living with a family or on their own
  • The scheme is available to victims where the abuser does not live inside the home
  • A sanctuary is not limited to council or housing association tenants, but is also available for those who own their home or those who live in the private rented sector.
  • North Surrey Sanctuary Scheme must be satisfied that without the work the victim is at risk of harm.
  • The scheme may not be available where it is not viable to adapt the property.

For more information about the scheme contact North Surrey Domestic Abuse Outreach Service

Phone: 01932 260690

Email: |nsdvoutreach.waltoncab@cabnet.org.uk

The North Surrey Domestic Abuse Outreach Service is one of the services delivered by Walton Weybridge & Hersham Citizens Advice Bureau.



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