§ Mr. Raynsford
The research was commissioned by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions, in association with the Women's Unit and the Department of Health, in June 1998, and is progressing well. The research involves a number of data collection exercises, including surveys of local authorities and women's refuge groups, case studies in a small number of local authorities, and interviews with households who have made use of the accommodation and support services. Fieldwork will be completed by the end of the year.
The final report and good practice guidance for local authorities on the options for addressing the accommodation and support needs of households experiencing domestic violence is expected to be published in summer 2000.