In this episode, we talk about domestic abuse and the positive difference housing associations can make.
16 May 2018
This week, we focus on the subject of domestic abuse. Helen Greig talks with Guddy Burnett and Alison Inman about DAHA (Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance) and how housing can support survivors and victims of domestic abuse, and Katie Teasdale visits Centre 56 in Liverpool, which provides childcare and support for women and children who have experienced or are at risk of domestic abuse.
Rob and Katie also talk to our Public Affairs Officer, Eve MacMahon, who tells us the three things you need to know about the new Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire.
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- Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) website: https://www.dahalliance.org.uk/
- Alison is fundraising for Women’s Aid during her year as Chartered Institute of Housing President: http://www.cih.org/presidentialappeal
- Women's Aid: https://www.womensaid.org.uk/
- Women’s Aid annual survey: https://www.womensaid.org.uk/womens-aid-annual-survey-reports/
- CIH Wales ‘Domestic abuse and housing in Wales factsheet’: http://www.cih.org/resources/PDF/Wales%20Policy/Domestic%20abuse%20and%20housing%20in%20Wales%20factsheet.pdf
- SafeLives and Gentoo report ‘Safe at Home: The case for a response to domestic abuse by housing providers’: http://www.safelives.org.uk/sites/default/files/resources/Safe%20at%20Home%20Report.pdf
- Respect: http://respect.uk.net/
- Counting Dead Women: https://kareningalasmith.com/counting-dead-women/
- Femicide census: https://www.womensaid.org.uk/what-we-do/campaigning-and-influencing/femicide-census/
- DAHA toolkit: https://www.dahalliance.org.uk/accreditation
- DAHA workshops: https://www.dahalliance.org.uk/events-offers
- Centre 56: http://www.centre56.org.uk/
- Sponsor Federation staff running 10k to raise 10k for Women’s Aid on 19 May: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nationalhousingfederation
- National Housing Summit: https://summit.housing.org.uk/
- Asset Management Conference: http://asset.housing.org.uk/
- Future Housing Leaders: https://futureleaders.housing.org.uk/
If you are experiencing domestic abuse, you can contact the National Domestic Violence Helpline – run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge – on 0808 2000 247. The Men’s advice line is available on 0808 801 0327.