What is DAHA Membership?

DAHA membership offers a range of benefits that will support and guide your organisation to deliver safe and effective responses to domestic abuse.

Whether you’re a big housing provider or a small charity, if you share our vision to transform how we deal with domestic abuse, then join us.

By becoming a DAHA member, you will gain access to a wealth of resources, free events and expert advice from the DAHA team. As well as support from the wider sector through our national network of housing providers.

What we do works. An evaluation of DAHA by the University of York shows that going through our accreditation process enables housing providers to respond more effectively. It produces positive benefits for tenants/customers, for staff supporting and for the overall operations of the organisation, yielding cost savings.

DAHA membership is unique to the sector. We are the only membership body that brings together expertise from both the housing and domestic abuse sector.


Why join DAHA as a member?

To make a stand – Reduce the human cost of domestic abuse by working together to respond effectively and support survivors   

To be inspired – Access a wealth of best practice resources and expert advice through our Toolkits and newsletters, and member only webinars and events.

To be rewarded – Get discounts on our training and become accredited (if you choose to do so).

To get connected – Influence national policy and share best practice at our DAHA regional groups and Members forum.

Why now? 

There are many exciting developments happening in the domestic abuse sector right now, including big changes to government legislation. Becoming a DAHA member will help you navigate and understand these changes.

  • The Domestic Abuse Bill will be passed into law in April 2021. This introduces new duties on Local Authorities to meet the needs of families living with domestic abuse.

  • In November 2020 the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) published the Social Housing White Paper which sets out what social housing tenants can expect from their landlord, including a dedicated section on supporting tenants facing domestic abuse.

  • The government is placing an expectation on the Social Housing Regulator to ‘review and amend its regulatory standards to make it clear that landlords should have a policy setting out how they should tackle domestic abuse’

  • There is a growing national awareness of the importance of housing in the Coordinated Community Response (CCR) to domestic abuse.

  • An increasing number of local areas are looking to adopt a Whole Housing Approach to domestic abuse, which offers a plethora of options and enables survivors to make their own choices about what is best for them.

How do I become a DAHA Member?

If you would like to become a DAHA member or just want to find out more, please email us and we will get back to you.

The cost of the type of membership you choose depends on the number of homes owned and managed by your organisation (housing provider or local authority) - this is why we ask for this information in the form.

We encourage organisations connected to or outside of the housing sector to join us as Affiliated Members to demonstrate their support for DAHA, our mission, and principles. If this describes you please fill in the form below and we will discuss fees which will be calculated on a case-by-case basis.

Membership runs from April 1st – March 31st and is calculated on a pro-rata basis depending on when you join us as a member.

Please be aware for 2023/2024 memberships our fee structures have changed and will no longer reflect the current membership costs shown in our Membership & Accreditation Pack. If you are looking to sign up for a 2023/2024 membership and would like a confirmation of the new cost and breakdown, please email us at the below address or reach out to your Regional Lead. 

Please email us at : daha_membership@standingtogether.org.uk