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Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance session on housing and domestic abuse in Dudley

This morning we hosted Phil Azu for the first Midlands event from the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance.  It’s an opportunity to bring people together from a range of housing providers and other public services to improve how we recognise and tackle domestic abuse. Anna Gillespie, our Chief Executive, opened the morning and  provided the context for …

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‘This saves lives’ – CHADD’s domestic abuse training at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley

We’re halfway through a new programme to train medics and other staff at Russells Hall Hospital to help them recognise and act on domestic abuse. It’s a new partnership built on long-standing relationships between our own Karen Turnock and the safeguarding team at Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust.   Karen is clear about why it …

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Domestic Abuse & Housing Workshop

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 …

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Foyer gets stuck into to help a Dudley Homelessness Jam #dycjam

Yes that right, a homelessness Jam.  Some of the people who live in our Foyer have got involved with   Dudley Youth Council which has given itself  the brief to “Raise awareness of homelessness and increase services for young people” To start long term work on this the youth council organised a Jam: a full day …

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Welcome to Rotary House

It’s been a hugely busy pre-Christmas for us with lots of activities and events, and in sorting through and distributing all of the donations received through our recent Big Give Christmas Campaign.  We have been overwhelmed with the success of our campaign this year and the generosity of so many people in Dudley willing to …

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New Year Honour for Jane Clarke, Former CEO at CHADD

Jane Clarke, who retired as the Chief Executive of Dudley charity CHADD (Churches Housing Association of Dudley and District) two years ago, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honour’s list. Jane has received the award for services to vulnerable women and children in Dudley. Jane worked for CHADD for 28 years, starting …

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Never too Late – domestic abuse for older people and Women in Housing Awards

Some of us are in Manchester  this evening.  For an awards do. We think it’s the first time this has happened to CHADD staff. Not that we don’t think our work is good – we just haven’t been in the habit of hollering about it. We’re really looking forward to a whole night celebrating the achievements …

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