The Make a Stand campaign centres around a pledge which has been developed by the Chartered Institute of Housing in partnership with Women’s Aid and the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA).
What is domestic abuse?
Women’s Aid defines domestic abuse as an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour, including sexual violence, in the majority of cases by a partner or ex-partner, but also by a family member or carer.
Domestic abuse can include, but is not limited to, the following:
- Coercive control(a pattern of intimidation, degradation, isolation and control with the use or threat of physical or sexual violence)
- Psychological and/or emotional abuse
- Physical or sexual abuse
- Financial abuse
- Harassment and stalking
- Online or digital abuse
How to report incidents of Domestic Abuse and how to receive appropriate support
All serious cases should be reported to the Police on 999 when they are occurring.
The Wrekin Housing Group can be contacted on 01952 217100 for advice and signposting to other support services.
If you are experiencing any of the above or are concerned about someone else, support is available 24 hours a day via Women's Aid on 0808 2000 247 (This service is for both men and women).
Our Make a Stand pledge, Domestic Abuse policy and useful links can be found on the right hand side of this page.
Last Updated : 23 January 2020