Trauma and multiple disadvantage

The term multiple disadvantage refers to those people who face multiple and intersecting inequalities including gender based violence and abuse, substance use, mental ill health, homelessness, being involved in the criminal justice system and the removal of children. The trauma experienced by women who have survived abuse can have lifelong consequences, yet this is an area that the services or professionals working with them still require to develop further. Trauma-informed practice is the most effective model of support for survivors facing multiple disadvantage.

Lankelly Chase report into women facing multiple disadvantage about the experiences most relevant to them.

Local research into the need for gendered services.

An excellent report into women's homelessness and complex needs

Report looking at women in the criminal justice system

A report into women and drug deaths

Video about the impact of trauma