This report aims to improve the understanding of LGBT+ people’s experience of domestic abuse and ensure that services meet the needs of survivors who identify as LGBT+.
It draws on a number of UK-based studies, LGBT+ service user datasets and a series of interviews with LGBT+ domestic abuse advocates to:
- further insights into the scope, distinct nature of abuse and barriers experienced by LGBT+ survivors in access to services;
- increase knowledge on the needs of LGBT+ survivors accessing LGBT+ specialist services and
- highlight the value and role of LGBT+ specialist programs in addressing domestic abuse.