16th August 2020 at 9:33 am #112224Daisy FairydustParticipant
My head is all over the place this week. I had my first telephone conversation with my support worker from WA this week. She had mentioned via email that I could move into refuge with my kids previously, I’m not so sure about it but at the moment don’t see any other way. I’m in a financially and emotionally controlling relationship.
Anyway, in the call we chatted about some of the reasons I wouldn’t want to flee, with the main one being away from the area my kids know go to school in etc. She advised me that they have flats in the area and suggested I out my name down. I have, but I’m still a bit in shock and unsure if this is the right step. My support worker from Victim Support thinks I should look at other options too like an exclusion order. I’m not sure how an exclusion order would work. Part of the bigger problem is I have no way of surviving financially in the family home, my wages are fairly low.
Is there benefit help or does he still pay the mortgage?
It’s all very confusing.
17th August 2020 at 9:47 am #112291LisaMain Moderator
Hi Daisy Fairydust
Thank you for your post. I just wanted to show you some support. I am sorry to hear about your situation. I can understand that it’s difficult trying to figure out the best decision.
There is some useful information about refuge here which may help you: https://www.womensaid.org.uk/the-survivors-handbook/what-is-a-refuge-and-how-can-i-stay-in-one/
DV Assist can discuss things in more detail with you if you wanted to find out about injunctions https://www.dvassist.org.uk/
You can find out what benefits you would be entitled to here: https://www.turn2us.org.uk/
I hope you find this information useful,
Take care and keep posting
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