24 July 2018
We have signed up to a new national campaign to help us tackle domestic abuse in our communities.
The Make a Stand campaign centres around a pledge which has been developed by the Chartered Institute of Housing in partnership with Women’s Aid and the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA).
It consists of the following four commitments to support people that live in our communities and work with us, who are experiencing domestic abuse:
- To put in place and embed a policy to support residents who are experiencing domestic abuse
- To make information about national and local domestic abuse support services available on our website and in other places which are easily accessible to residents and staff
- To put in place a HR policy and procedure on domestic abuse, or to incorporate this into an existing policy, to support members of staff who are experiencing domestic abuse
- To appoint a champion in our organisation to own the activity we are doing to support people experiencing domestic abuse
Alison Inman, CIH president, said:
“I’m thrilled that Cornerstone has signed the Make a Stand pledge as this could make a very real difference in local communities.
Domestic abuse is one of the biggest problems we face today. Millions of people are affected and two women a week are being killed by their partner or ex-partner.
We will be working on delivering on our commitments over the coming year, for more information on the campaign visit www.cih.org/makeastand.”
If you are experiencing domestic abuse, please call the 24hr national helpline on 0808 2000 247 or go to www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk
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