Surviving Economic Abuse is running a series of free webinars over the next few months, increasing understanding and awareness of economic abuse across six key issues. These include privately owned housing, banking, coerced debt, children, COVID-19 and the police.
Each session will provide an overview of the key theme and how it sits within the context of economic abuse.
Survivors of economic abuse often face years of post-separation abuse and housing insecurity connected to their home. The ways in which systems are set up can be used by perpetrators to inflict huge suffering to their victims. These systems include mortgages, the provision of legal aid, state benefits, homelessness and housing allocation policies, and the family and civil courts. Many survivors of domestic abuse describe the difficulties involved in breaking links with abusers with whom they share property. This webinar will highlight the links between housing, economic abuse, and the systems around them. Attendees will hear from SEA's Policy Officer Stephanie Orr and Housing Specialist Louise Jones.