HISDA Public Consultation

Closed 6 Jan 2020

Opened 12 Dec 2019


This survey has been put together by the Housing Independence Service, and is being used to find out more about the experiences and ideas of the public in relation to domestic abuse. Domestic abuse is any abuse that takes place in a family or personal relationship where one person bullies or abuses another. This can include, but is not limited to:

  • Physical abuse (violent behaviour)
  • Verbal abuse (threats, constant criticism)
  • Sexual abuse (non-consensual sex, activity which makes you uncomfortable)
  • Financial abuse (not allowing you access to your own money, running up debts in your name)
  • Forced marriage and honour based violence (making you marry against your will, abusive behaviour to protect the family’s reputation)
  • Stalking or harassment (obsessive jealously, constant following or checking up on your whereabouts)
  • Isolation (stopping you seeing family and friends)
  • Denial (claiming the abuse doesn't happen, claiming the victim causes it)

There are a number of services in Sheffield which aim to support and assist victims and survivors of domestic abuse, some of which offer accommodation and safe refuge. This survey is trying to find out how these accommodation-based services can best support people who have experienced domestic abuse.

Whether you have experienced any form of domestic abuse or not, we greatly value your input - your answers will have a direct impact on how domestic abuse support services in Sheffield are provided in the future.

All responses to this survey will remain completely anonymous.


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  • Black and Minority Ethnic People
  • Carers
  • Disabled People
  • General Public
  • LGBT – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans People
  • Older People
  • Residents
  • Young People
  • Women


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