Sanctuary scheme

Sanctuary scheme

The Sanctuary Scheme has been developed for people who find themselves affected by domestic violence and abuse in North Kesteven. Domestic abuse is the abuse of someone by a partner, ex-partner or resident family member.

People can be abused in different ways:

  • Physically            
  • Psychologically
  • Emotionally         
  • Economically      
  • Sexually

Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse

The aim of the scheme is to provide additional security measures to your property, by carrying out building works (recommended by the Police Crime Reduction Officer) that make it difficult for unwanted visitors to gain access to the property. This helps victims remain in their home and feel safe.

Often victims feel scared, helpless and ashamed, because they have lost their confidence and self esteem. Professionals understand these feelings and are here to support you. Our aim is to make sure that you are safe and give you the support you need.

The scheme is available (following a housing options interview) to:

  • Council tenants              
  • Housing association tenants
  • Private tenants   
  • Owner-occupiers