This section of the website is under development. Women and professionals will soon be able to access “Tools to Thrive” which establish experiences of economic abuse and outline steps to create economic safety (through maximising income and de-linking from the abuser).

My Money, My Life

Refuge has produced a financial guide as a support resource for women who have experienced financial abuse.

Domestic Violence Easement

If you claim Job Seekers Allowance/Universal Credit you can be exempt from meeting certain conditions if you have been subject to domestic violence in the last 6 months.

Universal Credit Alternative Payment Arrangement

Universal Credit payments can be divided between partners in exceptional circumstances, including where there is domestic violence/financial abuse.

Destitute Domestic Violence Concession

You can apply to claim benefits for up to 3 months if you are in the UK on a temporary visa as a partner and your relationship has broken down because of domestic violence.

Grants for individuals

The Smallwood Trust provides grants to individuals, helping them to overcome financial adversity and to improve their social and emotional well-being.

UK Finance Code of Practice on financial abuse 

This Code of Practice outlines what you can expect if you need to talk to your bank or building society about economic abuse.

 What does economic abuse look like as a form of coercive and controlling behaviour?

The economic abuse wheel illustrates how economic abuse is a form of power and control.

This section of the website is under development. Women and professionals will soon be able to access “Tools to Thrive” which establish experiences of economic abuse and outline steps to create economic safety (through maximising income and de-linking from the abuser).

Guidance for Professionals Supporting Survivors with Financial Issues

This guidance was developed out of the Domestic Abuse, Money and Education project (DAME) undertaken by Women’s Aid Federation of England and Money Advice Plus Services (MAPS).

This section of the website is under development. Women and professionals will soon be able to access “Tools to Thrive” which establish experiences of economic abuse and outline steps to create economic safety (through maximising income and de-linking from the abuser).

Domestic Violence Resource Manual for Employers

Refuge and Respect have developed a domestic violence resource manual for employers.

The Corporate Alliance Against Domestic Violence

The Corporate Alliance works with employers to lessen the impact of domestic violence in the workplace.

Employers Initiative on Domestic Abuse

A network of more than 170 companies and public sector organisations who have come together, to exchange information about best practice, and to encourage, promote and develop action to address domestic abuse.

This section of the website is under development. Women and professionals will soon be able to access “Tools to Thrive” which establish experiences of economic abuse and outline steps to create economic safety (through maximising income and de-linking from the abuser).

The Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance

DAHA provides training, support and education to housing providers on responding to those affected by domestic violence.

This section of the website is under development. Women and professionals will soon be able to access “Tools to Thrive” which establish experiences of economic abuse and outline steps to create economic safety (through maximising income and de-linking from the abuser).

A framework to help banks, other creditors and advice providers challenge financial abuse

This framework outlines how firms and charities can work together to improve how they respond to some of the problems faced by women experiencing domestic violence.

UK Finance Code of Practice on financial abuse

This Code of Practice outlines what banks and building societies should be doing in response to economic abuse.