Trident Group has signed up to the Make a Stand pledge, which was developed by the Chartered Institute of Housing in partnership with Women’s Aid and the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA).


As an organisation providing housing, care and support we know the crucial part the housing sector plays in recognising and responding to domestic abuse. By signing the pledge we are demonstrating our commitment to improving our response to people affected by domestic abuse which include both residents and our staff.

So many people are affected by domestic abuse and it is one of the biggest problems we face in our communities today. For every three victims of domestic abuse, two will be female, one will be male.

By signing the pledge, Trident Group are sending out the message that people who live in our accommodation, access our services or work with us are not alone and that we are committed to providing help and support to them.

The pledge consists of four commitments which housing organisations can make to support people that live and work in housing who are experiencing domestic abuse.

The four commitments are:

  1. To put in place and embed a policy to support residents who are experiencing domestic abuse
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Appoint a champion in your organisation to own the activity you are doing to support people experiencing domestic abuse.

As an organisation we will house and employ people who are affected by domestic abuse and this gives us unique access to individuals and communities that enables us to work towards keeping people safe and secure and being responsive to their needs.


For more information on the Make A Stand pledge, please visit: cih.org/makeastand


The Group’s care and support charity, Trident Reach, offers Domestic Abuse Services in both Birmingham and Derbyshire. Please links below to both services:

For Domestic Abuse Services in Birmingham, please click here

For Domestic Abuse Services in Derbyshire, Please click here



For further support and advice, please see further information and contact details below:


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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.

Email: nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk

Freephone: 0808 2000 247


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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 of their websites and 24/7 helplines are as follows:


England

0808 2000 247

womensaid.org.uk

Scotland

0800 027 1234

womensaid.scot

Wales

0808 80 10 800

welshwomensaid.org.uk

Northern Ireland

0808 802 1414

womensaidni.org



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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

http://respect.uk.net/