Ep.9 When the roof came down In late July I read a Facebook post that would send me on a three month journey- from town council steps, to bland hotels to dirty council flats- I followed the stories of women fleeing domestic violence only to be let down by the system designed to support them. Meanwhile, a team of journalists all across the country, dug into FOI data, pulled in local council funding bids and surveyed experts on the ground. Together we uncovered a country-wide crisis, with huge cuts to refuge funding and hundreds of vulnerable women turned away. WARNING: This episodes contains descriptions of domestic violence and strong language. If you need to talk to someone about domestic violence contact Women’s Aid/Refuge free helpline on 0808 2000 247. If you are in immediate danger, call 999. Read all about it: https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2017-10-16/a-system-at-breaking-point https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2017-10-16/new-entry https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/blog/2017-10-19/refuges-at-breaking-point-stories-from-around-the-country Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan Testimony voiced by: Emer O Connor and Stephanie Soh Music: Dice Muse and Komiku http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Komiku/Its_time_for_adventure__vol_3/Komiku_-_Its_time_for_adventure_vol_3_-_09_You_yourself_and_the_main_character

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