SFHA gives backing to Make a Stand

The campaign encourages the sector to commit to support people affected by domestic abuse.

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The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has pledged its commitment to supporting people experiencing domestic abuse.

Centered around a pledge developed by CIH in partnership with Women’s Aid and the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA), the federation joins more than 300 housing organisations who have signed up to the campaign.

According to reports, one in five women experience domestic abuse during their life, and two women are killed by their partner or ex-partner every week.

Although SFHA do not provide homes, they still work in, and around, the housing sector.

By signing the Supporters’ Pledge, they commit to:

  • Make information about national and local domestic abuse support services available on its website and in other appropriate places
  • Develop an HR policy to support members of staff who may be experiencing domestic abuse
  • Appoint a champion to promote the campaign internally and to members

SFHA has named Policy Lead Zhan McIntyre as its champion. She said: “I am immensely proud to take this initiative forward at SFHA and with our members.

“By signing up to these pledges, SFHA is taking steps to provide the necessary help and advice for employees experiencing domestic abuse.

“We would urge all of our members to Make a Stand today and publicly commit to taking action to support their customers and workforce who are victims of domestic abuse.”

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