Accommodation for Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse - Discussion Paper – April 2021

This discussion paper was developed by the Perpetrator and Housing Working Group, a subgroup of the National Housing and Domestic Abuse Policy and Practice Group led DAHA (Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance). The PHWG is made up of a broad alliance of voluntary and statutory sector organisations who have been building the case for why more formalised perpetrator housing support and pathways are needed to keep victims safe and prevent further abuse.

DAHA Accreditation: An Evaluation - interim report (University of York, 2020)

The interim report from a 3-year evaluation of DAHA accreditation undertaken by Joanne Bretherton and Nicholas Pleace from the University of York. The evaluation investigates the advantages of DAHA accreditation, the difference that it makes to survivor's lives, and the cost effectiveness for housing providers. The final report is due in 2021.

Improving the move-on pathway for survivors in refuge services (Women's Aid & DAHA, 2020)

Women’s Aid Federation of England and DAHA secured funding from the Home Office to investigate whether there is a need for a national mechanism to ‘link up’ refuge services and housing providers to improve the move-on process and, if so, how it would work. 

Whole Housing Approach Year 1 Report (DAHA, 2020)

A review of the first year of the Whole Housing Approach pilot project - a whole systems approach addressing the needs of survivors of domestic abuse across all tenure types, running across three pilot sites; Cambridgeshire, Stockton and London.

Justice, housing and domestic abuse, the experiences of homeowners and private renters (University of Bristol, 2019)

DAHA and Surviving Economic Abuse commissioned this report from the University of Bristol to draw on data collected as part of the ESRC-funded project, Justice, Inequality and Gender-Based Violence. The final briefing reveals the extent of domestic abuse for homeowners and private renters and their experiences with the criminal justice system.

Safe at Home: The case for a response to domestic abuse by housing providers (SafeLives, 2018)

This report demonstrates the vital role housing providers can play in tackling domestic abuse. Investment and training means housing providers can identify domestic abuse earlier, and work with police to hold perpetrators to account, reducing the impact on the victims and their family and saving money for the housing provider.

The role of housing in a coordinated community response to domestic abuse (Kelly Henderson, 2018)

For her PhD at Durham University, Kelly Henderson researched and wrote her thesis on the role of housing in a coordinated community response with particular reference to perpetrators. 

Winston Churchill Fellowship - Domestic Abuse and Housing: international practice and perspectives (Guddy Burnet, 2017)

DAHA co-founder Gudrun Burnet was awarded the prestigious Winston Churchill fellowship in 2016 and travelled to USA, Canada and Australia to learn about international practices around domestic abuse.