Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance

We're proud to be members of the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) - the leading specialist domestic abuse organisation supporting housing providers to improve their response to domestic abuse.

As a member of DAHA we are able to access a range of resources and expertise from both the housing and domestic abuse sector as well as support from the wider membership of more than 160 organisations. This is all helping us to support individuals and families living with domestic abuse. You can find our more about DAHA here: Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance


Our aim is to become an accredited member of DAHA and over the next 12 to 18 months, we're going to be working hard to achieve this.

Being awarded accredited status means that as a council we are recognised as one of the very best in the way we support survivors of domestic abuse or those at risk of experiencing domestic abuse across everything we do. It means that we show consistency in the way we deal with domestic abuse cases and that victims can be confident that the support we provide is the very best, with their needs always as our number one priority.

It will also show how we are meeting our regulatory requirements as a council to provide support for victims of domestic abuse through the provision of safe housing.

To be awarded accreditation we have to go through a rigorous assessment process that demonstrates how our approach to domestic abuse is embedded across the council in eight different areas. We're committed to achieving this as we want all individuals and families living with domestic abuse to be able to live safely and peacefully in their homes.

We'll keep this page updated with any news as we go through the process.

In need of help now?

If you are suffering as a result of domestic abuse, please don't suffer in silence.

JUNO Women's Aid has a 24 hour helpline you can call - 0808 800 0340 - this is a local service. Find out more here: JUNO Women's AID

The National Domestic Violence helpline is open 24 hours a day for advice and support. You can call them on 0808 2000 247.

If you feel you, or someone else, is in immediate danger, dial 999 

You can also report to us by using any of the ways below:

There's more information about domestic abuse on this page: Domestic abuse