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Support Domestic Abuse Survivors with Learning Disabilities

03 June 2024

We are pleased to announce a new initiative focused on supporting domestic abuse survivors with learning disabilities. 

This campaign is a collaboration between the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (DASV) Partnership and Cambridgeshire Shared Lives, and it's the first of its kind in the UK.

Our Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation Needs Assessment identified a significant gap in support for individuals with learning disabilities.

Research shows that women with learning disabilities and/or autism are three times more likely to experience domestic abuse compared to their non-disabled peers.

To address this issue, we are looking to recruit Shared Lives Domestic Abuse Carers. These carers will provide specialised support that considers both the challenges of domestic abuse and the needs of individuals with learning disabilities.

The scheme covers the fees for self-employed carers, funded by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough DASV Partnership.

Carers can offer extended breaks, overnight stays, and daytime visits, providing much-needed support for disabled domestic abuse survivors.

We invite you to join us in this important effort. Become a carer and help us provide essential support to those who need it most.

To find out more, you can contact and