Domestic abuse



Housing’s role in tackling domestic abuse highlighted as new figures show slight rise in incidents

CIH President Jim Strang has called for all social landlords in Scotland to sign up to the organisation’s campaign to tackle domestic abuse after new figures revealed a slight rise in incidents.

Published 28 November 2018

Osprey joins CIH campaign against domestic abuse

Osprey Housing Group has signed up to a UK-wide multi agency pledge to help combat domestic abuse.

Published 27 November 2018

More than 250 landlords join domestic abuse campaign as new CIH president takes the helm

More than 250 housing organisations have signed up to the Chartered Institute of Housing’s Make a Stand campaign to tackle domestic abuse just five months after it was launched.

Published 5 November 2018

Single Universal Credit payments ‘a backward step’ in tackling domestic abuse, say MPs

An influential group of MPs has urged the UK Government to scrap new Universal Credit rules which they claim make it harder for victims of domestic violence to leave abusive relationships.

Published 23 October 2018

Dundee to roll out new system to tackle domestic abuse

An innovative system that helps to tackle the behaviour of men convicted of domestic abuse while supporting victims is being rolled out in Dundee.

Published 25 September 2018

Langstane supports Make a Stand campaign against domestic abuse

Langstane Housing Association has given its support to the Make a Stand campaign developed by the Chartered Institute of Housing in partnership with Women’s Aid and the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance.

Published 20 September 2018

Port of Leith Housing Association makes a stand against domestic abuse

Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) has become one of the latest organisations to have signed up to the Charted Institute of Housing’s (CIH) Make a Stand campaign to help tackle and prevent domestic abuse.

Published 21 August 2018

Domestic abuse initiative supports 15 victims in first weeks

Fifteen victims of domestic abuse have come forward to request help from West Dunbartonshire Council in the first weeks of a groundbreaking new initiative.

Published 16 August 2018

Link makes a stand against domestic violence as ‘pioneering’ programme extended

Link Group has committed to support people experiencing domestic abuse by signing the Make a Stand pledge.

Published 7 August 2018

CIH Futures charity rounders tournament raises £16k for Women’s Aid

A charity rounders tournament organised to support the Chartered Institute of Housing’s presidential appeal has raised £16k for Women’s Aid.

Published 20 July 2018

Blog: CIH vice president calls for Scotland’s housing sector to sign up to ‘Make a Stand’ campaign

Following the launch of the CIH ‘Make a Stand’ campaign on domestic abuse, CIH vice president Jim Strang looks at how the issue is being tackled in Scotland and calls for the Scottish housing sector to sign up to this important campaign.

Published 5 July 2018

Over 100 organisations sign CIH pledge on domestic abuse

A new pledge to tackle domestic abuse in housing has been signed by more than 100 organisations in its first two weeks, including more than half a dozen Scottish housing organisations and councils.

Published 13 June 2018

West Dunbartonshire Council takes 'No Home for Domestic Abuse' campaign further

West Dunbartonshire Council has taken its "No Home for Domestic Abuse" campaign a step further by pledging even more support for victims.

Published 8 June 2018

Housing staff to help tackle domestic abuse in West Dunbartonshire

West Dunbartonshire Council has become the first social landlord in Scotland to introduce a zero tolerance policy on domestic abuse within its properties.

Published 4 June 2018

CIH launches four-step pledge to help tackle domestic abuse

A new pledge which urges housing organisations to help tackle domestic abuse has been launched by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

Published 30 May 2018