Advantage South West has signed the Make A Stand Supporters’ Pledge.

Make a Stand was launched in June 2018 as part of then-Chartered Institute of Housing president Alison Inman’s presidential appeal to tackle domestic abuse. It centres around a pledge that the CiH developed in partnership with the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) and its 2018 and 2019 presidential charity Women’s Aid.

Millions of people experience domestic abuse every year and two women are killed by their partner or ex-partner every week. Housing organisations house and employ millions of people across the UK and that means we house and employ many thousands of people affected by domestic abuse. We believe that the housing sector can do more on this issue. In the words of Alison Inman, these are “our homes, our people and this is our problem”.

Advantage South West is working with our Members to:

  • provide relevant training and awareness sessions for contractors, and
  • provide appropriate tools to encourage the inclusion of Make a Stand in contracts