Housing organisations called to Make a Stand against domestic abuse
NSAB is calling on all housing organisations in Norfolk to support - Make a Stand against domestic abuse.
The Chartered Institute of Housing’s (CIH) president Alison Inman has launched an appeal to housing providers to tackle domestic abuse. Make a Stand has just been launched and centres around a pledge that the CIH have developed in partnership with the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) and CIH’s presidential charity Women's Aid.
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 that means it houses and employs many thousands of people affected by domestic abuse.
CIH believe that the housing sector must do more on this issue. In the words of CIH president Alison Inman, these are "our homes, 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. Once an organisation has sign the pledge they have until September 2019 to put them in place.
Broadland Housing Group and Victory Housing are already signed up.
NSAB is calling on the other 17 housing providers in Norfolk to get involved, to sign up and then action the pledge.