Trident sign up to Make a Stand pledge
The Make a Stand pledge has been developed by the Chartered Institute of Housing in partnership with Women’s Aid and the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance. It was created to encourage housing organisations to make a commitment to support people experiencing domestic abuse.
Domestic abuse is one of the biggest issues in society today. The true scale of the problem is difficult to determine because a large proportion of domestic abuse goes unreported, but studies suggest many millions of people are affected every year. Tragically, two women are killed every week by their partner or ex-partner.
Jim Strang, Chartered Institute of Housing President said:
"Thank you for signing the Make a Stand supporters' pledge and committing to take action to support people experiencing domestic abuse."
"Domestic abuse is one of the biggest issues we face in society today and two women are killed every week in the UK by their partner or ex-partner."
"A simple look at the shocking scale of domestic abuse, and that's just the abuse we know about, is enough to tell you that as a sector we collectively house and employ many thousands of people who experience domestic abuse. Like landlords, the organisations that work with us and alongside us - organisations like yours - have a vital role to play in tackling this issue, and are ideally placed to do so."
"By signing the supporters' pledge you have become part of that collective effort, so, on behalf of CIH, Women's Aid and DAHA, and the many people affected by domestic abuse every day, thank you."
Neill Benham, Director at Trident said:
"It’s not just an extremely important message, it the right thing to do! Working across the Housing Sector nationally; we did not hesitate to sign the Make a Stand pledge and commit to taking action to support people experiencing domestic abuse."
"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."
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