Domestic violence and abuse can be a driver of poverty vulnerability for partners fleeing abuse.
More than two-thirds of survivors of domestic abuse have reported their partners withheld money from them as a key method of controlling and mistreating them, according to the Women’s Aid report, The Economics of Abuse.
In Argyll and Bute work is going on to help women access financial advice and affordable housing, before and after they have fled domestic abuse. We are one of the 12 local authorities in Scotland who have signed the Make a Stand pledge. Information on how we can help if you are suffering from abuse can be found on our website.