To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether statutory agencies have received funding to provide training to increase staff understanding of the experience of domestic abuse for LGBT+ people.
9 July 2020
The Home Office has provided over £980,000 of funding to specialist LGBT+ organisations for the provision of domestic abuse services between 2016 and 2020. The financial year breakdown spend is as follows:
FY 2016-2017 – £120,000
FY 2017-2018 – £120,000
FY 2018-2019 – £370,000
FY 2019-2020 – £370,000
This includes £120,000 of funding each year since 2016 for the National LGBT Domestic Abuse helpline, which provides emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse.
It also includes £500,000 funding provided to Galop, a specialist LGBT+ domestic abuse service. This funding includes the provision of training and consultancy to deliver knowledge and understanding of the needs and experiences of LGBT+ victims of domestic abuse to statutory organisations that work with victims of domestic abuse.