Past events

Wednesday 27th January —12:30-14:00 — Zoom

Event recording coming soon

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The Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) is pleased to present this upcoming event which will explore the findings from an external evaluation of DAHA’s accreditation scheme for social housing providers. 

The accreditation scheme is designed to help housing providers detect and respond to domestic abuse more effectively, identifying signs earlier and taking actions that improve safety and housing outcomes for survivors, including their children.

The findings come from an interim report which is part of a three-year evaluation by Joanne Bretherton, a Research Fellow at the University of York’s Centre for Housing Policy who is investigating the advantages of DAHA accreditation with two accredited housing providers. The final report is due for publication in Spring 2021.

The DAHA Development Manager team are eager to share these findings with you, which include beneficial impacts on survivors of domestic abuse, as well as on organisations and their staff who are working towards a more effective domestic abuse response.

During the event we will explore the overview and methodology of the interim report and the summary of key findings, as well as hearing from some housing providers about how DAHA accreditation has transformed their domestic abuse response. We will also discuss the report’s cost benefit analysis which shows that accreditation is cost effective for both housing provider services and the public purse. 

Thursday 5th November 2020 - 13:00-15:00 - Zoom

Please click here to view a recording of this event

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A core need for people experiencing domestic abuse is safe and stable housing. The Whole Housing Approach has been developed by system leaders across the housing and domestic abuse sector, and considers the main housing tenure types and the options needed to achieve this. 

With funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, the Whole Housing Approach was initially piloted for 18-months in three sites including Stockton-On-Tees, Cambridgeshire and three London Boroughs (Westminster City Council, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham).

Join us for a free and online Whole Housing Approach event, where we will share findings from the first year of our pilot project and highlight best practice developed. You will also hear about our Whole Housing Approach Toolkit, which is a tool to help you implement the approach in your local area.  

This event is ideal for professionals working in local authorities housing services, housing associations, professionals working in the privately owned and private rented sectors, and other professionals working on domestic abuse and/or housing.