The link between housing, homelessness and domestic abuse is increasing and has been highlighted and championed by Alison Inman, CIH president 17/18. There is now significant evidence of the link between repairs, arrears, tenancy failure and incidents of domestic abuse. At CHADD we work with 450 victims of domestic abuse each year and we see the impact on their housing, many losing their homes and struggling to get back on their feet after seeking help. The impact on children is also significant. We also know that housing professionals and housing associations have unique opportunities to identify abuse early on, to prevent and intervene in a positive way.
In partnership with DAHA [Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance]. we are hosting a special FREE workshop looking at the issue of domestic abuse and housing.
You may have heard of DAHA – the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance – which “is a partnership between three agencies; Standing Together Against Domestic Violence (STADV), Peabody and Gentoo. DAHA’s mission is to improve the housing sector’s response to domestic abuse through the introduction and adoption of an established set of standards and an accreditation process.”
This special free workshop is aimed at housing providers working across the West Midlands and Black Country to come and learn about good practice in this field. This event is designed for senior managers and will help housing providers understand how what they are doing already can prevent domestic abuse, how processes can be improved and offer support and resources to employees when dealing with domestic abuse. It will also be an opportunity for DAHA to share their accreditation standards in this important field of work.
The agenda for the workshop will be focused on policy & procedure, case studies and good practice case studies from housing partners.
The workshop will take place on Tuesday 19th June 2018 at 10.30am until 1pm at Dudley Canal Trust, 501 Birmingham New Road, Dudley, DY1 4SB for Housing Providers working across the Black Country/West Midlands.
To book your place please complete our online booking form.
These workshops are targeted at senior managers within Housing Provider organisations who cake make positive changes within their organisation.