Make a Stand was launched in June 2018 as part of the then CIH president Alison Inman's presidential appeal to tackle domestic abuse. It centres around a pledge that CIH have developed in partnership with the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) and the 2018 and 2019 presidential charity Women's Aid.
Millions of people experience domestic abuse every year, with two women being 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.
By signing the pledge Copperworks have become part of that collective effort promising to make four focused, but easily deliverable commitments to support those affected by domestic abuse:
1. Put in place and embed a policy to support residents who are affected by domestic abuse 2. Make information about national and local domestic abuse support services available on your website and in other appropriate places so that they are easily accessible for residents and staff 3. Put in place a HR policy, or amend an existing policy, to support members of staff who may be experiencing domestic abuse 4. Appoint a champion at a senior level in your organisation to won the activity you are doing to support people experiencing domestic abuse
More information can be found at www.cih.org/makeastand
The National Domestic Violence Helpline is a free, confidential helpline run by Women's Aid and Refuge for anyone experiencing domestic abuse and it is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
0808 2000 247 www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk
Respect is the UK membership organisation for work with domestic violence perpetrators, male victims of domestic violence and young people's violence in close relationships.
Helpline for people concerned about their behaviour - 0808 802 4040
Helpline for men experiencing domestic abuse - 0808 801 0327
Women's Aid provide a range of information and support on domestic abuse, including support for people experiencing domestic abuse and people who are concerned that others may be. The organisation has sister federations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The details for Scotland are:
0800 027 1234 https://womensaid.scot/
Women's Aid Glasgow provide:
Refuge Resettlement Domestic Violence Floating Support Domestic Violence Outreach Drop-in Support Groups Dedicated Service for Children/Young People Project Based
Contact details for Women's Aid Glasgow are:
The Refuge and Drop-In Services are available Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4.30pm
To find information about your local Women's Aid service, check the Women's Aid Domestic Abuse Directory.