Keeping us safer: An approach for supporting homeless women experiencing multiple disadvantage

This guidance is part of a ‘Safety by Experience’, a joint project between St Mungo’s, Standing Together Against Domestic Violence and funded by Homeless Link’s Ending Women’s Homelessness Fund.

‘Safety by Experience’ was born out of a clear gap in provision and support for women experiencing homelessness, violence and abuse and other forms of multiple disadvantage. The project has sought out to address these key issues and questions, by consulting with staff and women in St Mungo’s services and building on existing tools and resources from across the homelessness and women’s specialist sectors. As a result, we have created, “Keeping Us Safer: An Approach for Supporting Homeless Women Experiencing Multiple Disadvantage”, a practical and holistic approach to supporting women experiencing homelessness and multiple disadvantage, which includes tailored guidance around risk assessment and safety planning, for women living in and accessing homelessness services and those who are sleeping rough.