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Our commitment to supporting victims of domestic abuse has only grown stronger
We’re committed to dealing with domestic abuse and violence in our neighbourhoods. It’s comforting to know that there are always organisations in Bolton and beyond that will respond to support people at risk- especially as domestic abuse cases have risen during the pandemic.
It was a proud moment for us when we became Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (or DAHA) Accredited in September 2020. This is because it’s recognised as the benchmark for how housing associations should respond to domestic abuse in the UK.
This week, we stepped up that commitment and became an Accredited Member of DAHA (www.dahalliance.org.uk). This means that we’ll work closely with DAHA to further develop resources for other Accredited housing providers, supporting their ongoing continuous development. It also means we’ve a role to play regionally and nationally in championing the importance of housing in the Coordinated Community Response (CCR) to domestic abuse.
Our Domestic Abuse and Violence (DAV) service leads our work to support domestic abuse survivors, which spans across several departments within Bolton at Home. We also link closely with partner organisations across the borough to provide this much-needed support.
Karen Allsop’s our Head of Support and Safeguarding and said “We’re delighted to have become an Accredited Member of the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance. It’ll mean we can work more closely with national partners to bring the housing sector together to ensure that every home provides ‘safety, security and dignity’ for everyone.”
When we became Accredited last year, DAHA said we’d provided a “gold standard” of service and a “co-ordinated community response” to people who’ve experienced domestic abuse.
Their assessment highlighted our “passion, drive, expertise and dedication to create an organisation that is at the very heart of the local co-ordinated community response to domestic abuse” creating a “successful partnership serving to improve the lives of survivors, including children and, indeed, perpetrators.”
If you’d like to know more about our Domestic Abuse and Violence Service, please visit the following page of our website: www.boltonathome.org.uk/domestic-abuse.
TAP4 Issue 7 - released 25 June 2021
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