We have signed up to the CiH Make a Stand Pledge and have committed to take action to support people experiencing domestic abuse.
Make a Stand was launched in June 2018 as part of the then-CiH president Alison Inman’s presidential appeal to tackle domestic abuse. It centres around a pledge that CiH have developed in partnership with the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) and the 2018 and 2019 presidential charity Women’s Aid.
Millions of people experience domestic abuse every year, with two women being killed by their partner or ex-partner every week. Housing organisations house and employ millions of people across the UK, and that means we house and employ many thousands of people affected by domestic abuse.
CiH believe that the housing sector must do more on this issue. In the words of Alison Inman, these are “our home, our people and this is our problem. The pledge gives housing organisations the opportunity to sign up to make four focused, but easily deliverable, commitments to provide support for people experiencing domestic abuse. This is a way for housing organisations to publicly commit to take action to support victims of domestic abuse. The four commitments are as follows:
- Put in place and embed a policy to support residents who are affected by domestic abuse
- Make information about national and local domestic abuse support services available on your website and in other appropriate places so that they are easily accessible for residents and staff
- Put in place a HR policy, or amend an existing policy, to support members of staff who may be experiencing domestic abuse
- Appoint a champion at a senior level in your organisation to won the activity you are doing to support people experiencing domestic abuse
By signing the pledge, Tuntum has become part of that collective effort and will have until September 2019 to put these four commitments in place.
More information can be found at cih.org/makeastand
The National Domestic Violence Helpline is a free, confidential helpline run by Women’s Aid and Refuge for anyone experiencing domestic abuse and it is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
0808 2000 247
Respect is the UK membership organisation for work with domestic violence perpetrators, male victims of domestic violence and young people’s violence in close relationships.
- Helpline for people concerned about their behaviour – 0808 802 4040
- Helpline for men experiencing domestic abuse – 0808 801 0327
Women’s Aid provide a range of information and support on domestic abuse, including support for people experiencing domestic abuse and people who are concerned that others may be. The details of their websites and 24/7 helplines are as follows:
0808 2000 247
Other National Support Services
Victim Support: 0808 1689 111
Childline: 0300 999 5428
Men’s Advice Line: Freephone 0808 801 0327
Samaritans – Freephone 116 123
Refuge – Freephone Helpline 0808 2000 247
Iranian & Kurdish women’s Rights organisation (BME organisation on forced marriage, honour-based violence and FGM)
Karma Nirvana – UK Helpline 0800 5999247
Deafhope — UK sign language service to help deaf women and children who are victims of domestic abuse
Mankind Initiative: Support for male victims of domestic violence and abuse 01823 334 244
Local Support Services
Living without Abuse
0808 802 0028 – Helpline: Mon-Sat, 8am-8pm
Broxtowe Women’s Project Ltd
01773 719111 – Domestic abuse helpline
National LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline
0800 999 5428 – National LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline: Mon, Tues and Fri 10am-5pm, Wed and Thurs 10am-8pm
0808 800 0340 – 24hr Nottinghamshire Helpline
Panahghar – Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
0800 055 6519 – Helpline and all services: Mon-Sun 9am-7pm
SMaRT 24 Hour Helpline: 0345 650 5599 (male worker may answer): Mon-Fri 9pm-9am, Sat-Sun 4pm-10am
The Women’s Aid Nottingham site has advice on using computers safely and covering your tracks, if necessary. You may want to use a computer in a library or at a friend’s house.