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.

Six Principles of DAHA

As Members of DAHA you share our mission to improve the housing sector’s response to domestic abuse and vision that the housing sector gives the right response to domestic abuse every time. You accept our principles that are the foundation of all that we do: