Transform has signed up to the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) appeal to tackle domestic abuse, Make a Stand.
Millions of people experience domestic abuse every year and two women are killed by their partner or ex-partner every week. Housing organisations house and employ millions of people across the UK and therefore house and employ many thousands of people affected by domestic abuse.
The CIH believes that the housing sector must do more on this issue. In the words of Alison Inman, ex-President of the CIH,
these are “our homes, our people and this is our problem”.
Launched in June 2018, Make a Stand centres around a pledge developed in partnership with the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) and Women’s Aid. By signing up, we commit to take action and provide support for people (colleagues or clients) experiencing domestic abuse or domestic violence. This leaflet provides information about national and local domestic abuse support services available for clients and staff.