Support for disabled women 685 13 (Xmas14-7543)Support for disabled women

Disabled women are twice as likely to experience domestic violence as non-disabled women. They are also likely to experience abuse over a longer period of time and suffer more severe injuries as a result of the violence.

Refuge’s services can meet the needs of disabled women. For example, many of our refuges are accessible to wheelchair users and have rooms adapted for people with hearing or sight impairments. We also run community-based programmes that can support women if refuge accommodation is not appropriate.

Refuge’s staff work with local agencies to ensure that all women receive the support they need.