More than 50 organisations sign up to domestic abuse pledge in three days
More than 50 housing organisations signed up to CIH's Make a Stand pledge in the first three days of the campaign.
The Make a Stand pledge was developed by CIH in partnership with the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) and Women’s Aid as part of Alison Inman’s presidential appeal and launched on Wednesday 30 May.
It consists of four commitments which housing organisations can make to support people who live and work in housing who are experiencing domestic abuse.
And some 52 housing organisations from across the UK signed up to the campaign in its first three days.
CIH president, Alison Inman, said: "We have been overwhelmed by the positive response to Make a Stand.
"It is very clear that housing organisations want to do more to support people experiencing domestic abuse in their communities and organisations.
"To have more than 50 organisations signed up to take action which could make a very real difference in the first few days of the campaign is phenomenal and a brilliant foundation on which to build.
"Domestic abuse is a huge issue that we must tackle. We want to get as many organisations signed up as we can so that we can play a role in helping the many people affected to come forward and receive support."
Jim Strang has already agreed to continue to support the same cause when he takes over from Alison Inman in September.
The pledge signs organisations up to four commitments:
• To put in place and embed a policy to support residents who are experiencing domestic abuse
• To make information about national and local domestic abuse support services available on your website and in other places which are easily accessible to residents and staff
• To put in place a HR policy and procedure on domestic abuse, or to incorporate this into an existing policy, to support members of staff who are experiencing domestic abuse
• Appoint a champion in your organisation to own the activity you are doing to support people experiencing domestic abuse.