Make a Stand was launched by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) in June 2018 to bring together a variety of organisations committed to tackling domestic abuse. It centres around a pledge which was developed in partnership with the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) and 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 we house and employ many thousands of people affected by domestic abuse.
The campaign calls for the housing sector to do more on this issue. In the words of Alison Inman, former CIH president, these are “our homes, our people and this is our problem”.
This is a way for housing organisations to publicly commit to take action to support victims of domestic abuse.
KHT are committed to CIH’s ‘Make a Stand’ pledge. The pledge gives housing organisations the opportunity to sign up to make four focused, but easily deliverable commitments to provide support for customers and staff experiencing domestic abuse. We have a dedicated Domestic Abuse Co-ordinator and work closely with Partners including Police, Merseyside Fire & Rescue, Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC – Domestic Abuse), Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) and Children & Adults Services.
White Ribbon Campaign 25th November 2019
Every year around November 25th thousands of people in the UK bring come together to raise awareness and work towards ending male violence against women. This year the theme of White Ribbon Day is “Creating a future without male violence against women” and it will be focusing on engaging with young men and boys in particular.
Downloadable social media campaign docs…. https://www.whiteribbon.org.uk/day
|24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline Freephone 0808 2000 247 www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk||A service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf. It is run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge. Callers may first of all hear an answerphone message before speaking to a person.
|Men’s Advice Line
0808 801 0327 Days and times of phone support vary. www.mensadviceline.org.uk
|A confidential helpline for all men experiencing domestic violence by a current or ex-partner. Caters for all men: whether in heterosexual or same-sex relationships. Offers emotional support, practical advice and information on a wide range of services for further help and support.
0808 802 4040 Days and times of phone support vary. www.respectphoneline.org.uk
|A confidential helpline for people who are abusive and/or violent towards their current or ex-partner. Offers information and advice to support perpetrators to stop their violence and change their abusive behaviours. The main focus is to increase the safety of those experiencing domestic violence.
0300 999 5428 email@example.com www.brokenrainbow.org.uk
|National LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline providing confidential support to all members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) communities, their family and friends, and agencies supporting them.|