To book any of the National workshops, please email email@example.com
Regional groups booking form
Expectations of learners
Participants in our training courses are expected to:
Read the participant information provided in advance of the first session;
Complete the post training evaluation survey;
Attend the session in full;
Participate fully in the Zoom sessions:
This means that cameras must be on at all times (except during scheduled breaks) and participants visible to the facilitators.
We understand that some people are uncomfortable in a Zoom environment – if this is the case we recommend waiting until this training is offered again as a face to face opportunity.
We also recognise that some people may be uncomfortable sharing images of their home in the background; this can be alleviated by using an electronic background. Find out about adding a background on Zoom here; and about adding a background on Teams here.
Open course cancellation policy
Course Cancellation Policy for Individual Learner
We acknowledge that on occasions there may be a need to cancel your enrolment and are unable to attend a course; you may nominate someone else from your organisation to attend in your place. Please notify us of this change so that we can update our records.
If you are unable to attend and would prefer to postpone, we may be able to offer you a place on another course that takes place within 12 months from the original date.
If you cancel your booking the following charges will apply:
Please note that we operate a different cancellation policy for bookings made by organisations for their staff team.
The cancellation policy applies to both online and in-room courses.
Course Cancellation or Changes Initiated by Standing Together
If, due to not having the minimum number of learners required to deliver the course, we will postpone and reschedule the course to a later date within a 12-month period. We will notify learners at least 14 days in advance of the course delivery date.
If, for unforeseen circumstances there may be a need to cancel and this is not rescheduled, the individual booking onto the course will be offered a full refund.
DAHA Accreditation Leads training - Expression of interest
Standing Together and the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) have put together a suggested template for local authorities to use when drafting their strategy in response to their Part 4 Statutory Duty to provide support within safe accommodation under the Domestic Abuse Act. It is based on the Strategy developed by Nottingham City Council, with the support of Val Lunn, who kindly gave Standing Together permission and support to use as the basis of this template. It enables local authorities to draft a strategy within a Whole Housing Approach framework, which considers the diverse safety and housing needs of victims and survivors of domestic abuse across all housing settings and tenure types. If you are interested in speaking to the WHA team about your local authority’s WHA strategy, please contact Deidre Cartwright, Standing Together Senior Housing Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) funded this initial WHA pilot project for a total of 30 months from October 2018 to March 2021. This was delivered across partner pilot sites, including Stockton-on-Tees, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and three London councils, including Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Westminster. The Year One and Year Two Reports outline the project aims and key delivery outcomes within the pilot sites. The Year Two report also reflects on the impact of the changes through the Domestic Abuse Act, including Part 4, which places at statutory duty on tier one local authorities to provide support within safe accommodation for adult and child survivors of domestic abuse.
On the 5th November, the Whole Housing Approach (WHA) project team shared findings from the first year of our pilot project and showcased best practice developed. We introduced the Whole Housing Approach Toolkit which is a tool designed to help local areas implement the approach.
Rebecca Vagi, Programme Manager for Whole Housing, Elizabeth Jones, Whole Housing Coordinator and Kelly Henderson, a co-founder of the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) contributed a chapter to this anthology, titled - Safe and stable housing: A key to access to justice for survivors of domestic abuse