Lesbian, gay and bisexual people's housing 4

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-12-18
Session date: 
December 18, 2013
Reference: 
2013/5169
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

One in four lesbian and bisexual women and half of all gay and bisexual men have experienced domestic abuse from a partner or family member. What are you doing about the lack of emergency accommodation for lesbian, gay and bisexual victims of domestic abuse?

Answer

Answer for Lesbian, gay and bisexual people's housing 4

Answer for Lesbian, gay and bisexual people's housing 4

Answered By: 
The Mayor

We recognise that there are gaps in emergency accommodation for some victims of domestic abuse. We are working with London Councils to ensure that we have an accurate picture about specialist service provision and any gaps in provision for users with specialist needs, including lesbian, gay and bisexual victims. We will then use this to work with partners to inform future refuge commissioning.