Case Studies

Find out how the London Councils Grants Programme helps some of London’s most vulnerable residents:

DeafHope London - led by Signhealth

‘Monia’ was referred to SignHealth by a Deaf organisation. She had disclosed that she was experiencing verbal, emotional, coercive control and physical abuse at the hands of her husband and has done for many years...

My ex-partner was refusing to leave the home, created so much stress for myself and my children. I was anxious, not knowing what to do.” 

“The individual is in their mid-50s and lived with their husband in Wandsworth, they have grown up children together. Their husband liked to gamble and liked to binge drink after work.”


Ascent Advice & Counselling - Led by Solace Women's Aid

"Now I see myself as a a survivor and not a victim."

"I was arguing a lot with my husband and dealing with a fair amount of threats, as well as financial, emotional and psychological abuse."

"My husband had been sectioned due to his severe mental health condition."

I first called the Advice line with the help of my friend......, as my English is very limited. ...... I had just fled from my husband who had locked me in the house for three days with no food.”


Ending Harmful Practices - Led by Asian Women's Resource Centre (AWRC)

"My name is Sarah... I have a three year old child...."

"I married young to keep my family happy, it wasn’t forced but I had no choice."

My father is a very morally strict person.”

"Following my separation from my abusive husband I was linked with Ashiana Counselling Service to help me recover from the effects of abuse I encountered over the years." 


Specialist Refuge Network - Led by Ashiana Network

“I was referred to the Emma Project by CGL Newham, Drugs and Alcohol service in January 2017.”


Housing Advice, Resettlement and Prevention (HARP) Connect - Led by St Mungo

“I was referred to the St Mungo’s HARP team while I was in prison.”


The ASCENT Project - Led by Women's Resource Centre

"I found out about Ascent through the joint event Women’s Resource Centre, Homeless Link and Shelter held in March 2018, Spotlight on Supporting Homeless Women with Multiple Needs"


STAR Partnership - Led by Shelter

"I lost my job due to the Covid-19 lockdown and my employer’s inability to continue paying me"

"Thames Reach referred my case to their partner, Shelter, who took on my case and supported me in the progression of my homeless application to Barking and Dagenham"

"When I went to Shelter, I was feeling suicidal​"

"I fled violence in Sheffield and had to leave my council tenancy there because of the threat of further violence"