Report launch: A Home of Her Own: Housing and Women

Event Date: Thursday 18th July 2019

When? 18th July 2019,14:30-16:00

Where? The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House


The Women’s Budget Group and the Women’s Housing Forum invite you to the launch of our latest report: ‘A House of Her Own: Housing and Women.’ The event is being hosted by Helen Hayes MP for Dulwich and West Norwood. The exclusive new data shows the crisis of housing affordability and homelessness for women.  You can access the full report and executive summary here.

We are delighted to welcome speakers from:

  • The Women’s Budget Group
  • The Women’s Housing Forum
  • Coventry Women’s Aid

Housing is one of the most urgent public policy issues in the UK. Our housing system is in crisis and this is a gendered issue. In this ground-breaking report, the Women’s Budget Group demonstrates how the housing crisis is hitting women hardest: new data demonstrates the crisis of affordability and the knock on effect this is having on statutory homelessness, precarious or temporary housing, financial abuse and, violence against women and girls.

We believe this can change. Speakers will use the report to make recommendations for investment and collaborative work required across departments and sectors to allow all women to live affordably and free of abuse in homes of their own. Recommendations from this report will also feed into the Women’s Budget Group’s new Commission for a Gender-Equal Economy because affordable housing is part of our vision for a gender-equal economy.

We hope you will join us for this important event. 


This report is delivered as part of a project with the Coventry Women’s Partnership


Coventry Women's Partnership is a unique 3-year project, led by FWT – A Centre for women, which has been created with 5 organisations in Coventry to ensure women in the city feel supported, empowered and believed. We want to break down barriers in access to crucial services, and to make support easier. Our partnership includes Coventry Haven Women’s Aid, CRASAC, Coventry Law Centre and Kairos WWT.

Through referrals across the partnership, we will work with women who need support in any of the following areas:

• Education, Training and routes to Employment
• Confidence Building
• Financial security including Debt Advice
• Health & Wellbeing support & easier access to services
• Rape & Sexual Abuse
• Domestic Violence
• Pathways to exiting prostitution, homelessness & drug addiction
• Staying safe from Sexual Exploitation
• Language support
• Access to childcare
Our research partner, The Women’s Budget Group, will be working with us to evaluate this visionary & innovative project for women in the city.

To receive support or to find out more, please contact:
(024) 7663 7693
(07340) 540659
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