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11 January 2018

Trusted Professionals: Tackling domestic abuse

NCHA are delighted to be working with Women’s Aid Federation of England to tackle domestic abuse in Nottinghamshire.

The pilot project Change That Lasts, will run in Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire, Sunderland and Surrey.

Funded for five years by The Big Lottery Fund, the project will have three strands:

  • Ask Me Ambassadors – people out in the community
  • Trusted Professional – frontline staff
  • Expert Support – dedicated and specialist domestic abuse services staff 

Trusted Professional is the first of the three strands to be piloted in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, focusing on professionals, whose work puts them in contact with those experiencing domestic abuse.

Staff from our Housing and Care & Support departments will take part in the pilot. They will attend a day’s training on 11th January, run by Women’s Aid Federation of England, to increase their confidence in recognising and responding to disclosures, or suspicions of domestic abuse.

Follow up meetings and line manager support will ensure new skills are embedded in the organisation and ensure our staff offer the right support to those who need it including how best to signpost to local specialist services.

As a housing association, we play a key role in establishing safe homes and communities. We work hard to ensure we do all we can to support survivors of domestic abuse, and last year achieved accreditation with the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance.

To find out more about the services we offer, visit