advocacy for specialised refuges and housing for women

What are the aims of the trust?

The aims of the trust are:

  • To fill the gaps in service provision, primarily in housing and accommodation for women.
  • To carry out or to support research that highlights housing, accommodation and related needs of women.
  • To base the service that the Trust provides on an identified need.
  • To advocate and lobby for policy which enhances the provision of services and housing for women.
  • To encourage equity in accommodation and housing for women.

The initial service aims of the trust were to set up and administer, or to support other organisations to administer:

  • a refuge for women with drug and alcohol problems
  • a refuge for women with mental illness problems
  •  a professionally run residential service, exclusively for women who currently live in commercial boarding houses.