Legal & Financial Support

The National Centre for Domestic Violence specialise in providing free, fast and effective support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse, usually by helping individuals obtain injunctions from their local county court. This free service is provided to everybody, regardless of their financial circumstances, sexual orientation, race, gender, age, political, religious belief or otherwise. (Sometimes the Legal Aid Agency will demand payment which NCDV will help you navigate and provide you with a solution this if this occurs.
 
The Home Office have template letters that victims of domestic abuse can use to help them get evidence to claim Legal Aid.  You can download the templates at this link https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/sample-letters-to-get-evidence-of-domestic-violence
 
 
The Department for Work and Pensions have a guide that provides information for victims of domestic violence and abuse about the services and support offered by the DWP.

This includes special conditions for:

  • Housing Benefit
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • the benefit cap
  • removal of the spare room subsidy
  • Discretionary Housing Payments
  • Migrant partner support
  • Child maintenance

You can access the guide at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/domestic-violence-and-abuse-help-from-dwp