TDAS Awarded New Funding to End Women's Homelessness
Trafford charity awarded Tampon Tax funding to end women’s homelessness
Trafford Domestic Abuse Services (TDAS) a local charity that helps those suffering from domestic abuse, has been awarded £29,579 from Homeless Link’s Ending Women’s Homelessness grants programme, funded by the Government’s Tampon Tax Fund.
TDAS is one of 29 charities across England, working with women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, to receive a grant. Almost 200 organisations applied for a portion of the £1.85 million pot.
Women’s homelessness is a significant national issue with many women having experienced violence and abuse contributing to their homelessness. Over 640 women sleep on our streets every night and thousands more do not have access to a safe or suitable home.
Homeless Link’s grants programme aims to help end women’s homelessness by building capacity for gender- and trauma-informed services and developing partnerships between homelessness and specialist women’s sector charities.
TDAS will use the grant to provide a trauma-informed, Move-on Domestic Abuse Service. This service will provide expert advice for women in refuge, temporary and supported accommodation and those at risk of becoming homeless or who are sleeping rough. As well as supporting women who have resettled in the community to maintain their tenancies, stay safe; preventing them from becoming homeless.
Samantha Fisher, TDAS CEO said
“We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded this grant. We are seeing more and more women and children requiring support to prevent them becoming homeless. This funding will enable us to reach out to them sooner, offering them the interventions they need to break free from domestic abuse and preventing homelessness.”
The grantees were chosen by a cross-sector, all-woman panel, including women with lived experience of homelessness.
Homeless Link's Assistant Director of Practice and Partnerships, Tasmin Maitland commented:
“Women’s homelessness is a growing crisis. Despite this, women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness are one of the most marginalised groups in our society and the specialist support that they need is often lacking or non-existent.
“We are delighted to be able to award TDAS a grant that will have a real impact on the support that women experiencing homelessness in Trafford receive, and ultimately contribute to ending women’s homelessness for good.”