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Increased jobcentre support for women experiencing domestic abuse

By July 23, 2019National News

Every jobcentre in the UK will have a trained domestic abuse point of contact by the end of summer, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd will announce today.

Around 600 DWP staff across the UK are currently undergoing specialist training from Women’s Aid. The newly assigned points of contact will be trained to identify and support the needs of anyone experiencing domestic abuse, and will work closely with local services to share knowledge and signpost women to additional, external support.

The Secretary of State will also announce that new Universal Credit claims will receive automatic guidance directing payments to be made to the main carer’s account.

For more information go to the Government website

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