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Sanctuary Scheme

My Sisters Place and Thirteen work in partnership with Middlesbrough Council to offer a Sanctuary Scheme, which enables victims of domestic abuse who are at risk of homelessness to remain in their own home.

Aim of the scheme

To prevent homelessness due to domestic abuse and to help you feel safer by adding additional security measures to your own property which can include a safe room, window locks, new door locks and other security measures.

I own my own home, will I have to pay?

Access to the scheme does not depend on the kind of tenancy you have, which means you can be considered for the scheme regardless of whether you rent or own your home. However if you jointly own the property with the perpetrator we recommend that you take legal advice to have them excluded from the property as we cannot carry out work to a property where the perpetrator has a legal right to occupy and still lives in the property. Support workers can support and advocate for you in accessing legal advice about this.

How soon will I get additional security?

The Sanctuary Scheme is a long term solution to staying safe in your own home. My Sisters Place and Thirteen work to prevent homelessness and keep women who experience domestic abuse safe in their own homes where possible, by offering a range of prevention measures. If you require urgent security measures please contact My Sisters Place to discuss the support you can get while your long term needs are being assessed.


Sanctuary Co-ordinator
Phone: 01642 256031

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