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12 July 2018



NCHA: Make a Stand

As part of our wider work to support those experiencing domestic abuse, NCHA has signed up to a new national campaign to help tackle domestic abuse in communities across the East Midlands.

The Make a Stand campaign centres around a pledge which has been developed by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) in partnership with Women’s Aid and the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA).

It consists of four commitments to support people 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 your 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
  • Appoint a champion in your organisation to own the activity you are doing to support people experiencing domestic abuse. 
Alison Inman, CIH president, said: “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.

“Housing organisations house and employ millions of people and it is our duty to do more to tackle this issue. These are our homes, our people and this is our problem.

“By signing the Make a Stand pledge NCHA has committed to supporting people in its communities and it is no exaggeration to say that this could save a life.”

Katie Ghose, chief executive of Women’s Aid, said: “For thousands of women and children across the country, their home is the most dangerous place they can be.

“By signing up to the Make a Stand pledge, NCHA has sent out a powerful message to survivors of domestic abuse that they are not alone and that there is help and support available to them.”

Full details of the support available can be found on our website: housing.ncha.org.uk/domesticabuse

For more information on the Make a Stand pledge visit: cih.org/makeastand