What we do

We offer 5 key services to support housing providers and local authorities to effectively respond to tenants/residents experiencing domestic abuse. These include:

DAHA Membership & Accreditation: Through our membership and accreditation programme, we work closely with local authority housing teams and housing providers to achieve and embed standards of good practice for responding to domestic abuse. For more information about our accreditation and membership offer, please click here.

Training for housing professionals and specialist domestic abuse organisations: As the leading experts in a housing response to domestic abuse, we offer a range of training packages for local authorities, housing providers and domestic abuse specialist services, to provide learning and development for their staff and teams to respond safely, consistently, and effectively to residents and tenants experiencing domestic abuse.  For more information about our training offer, please click here.

Policy & Influencing: DAHA seeks to utilise our relationships and expertise across the housing and domestic abuse sectors, to influence policy and legislation that will impact how survivors of domestic abuse access safety and housing security.

To achieve this, DAHA leads and chairs the National Housing and Domestic Abuse Policy and Practice Group. Our group brings together experts from the housing, domestic abuse and violence against women and girls’ (VAWG) sectors to share best practice and influence policy and practice in England and devolved authorities. To learn more about our group, our policy positions and consultation responses, please click here.

Regional Groups: We believe that the best way to create effective change, is to enable communication and collaboration between partner agencies and sectors. To achieve this, we’ve established 9 regional groups, which bring together DA specialist services, local authority commissioners and housing providers, together to influence policy and practice both regionally and nationally. To learn more about our Regional Groups, or even join one, please click here.

Innovative Pilot Initiatives: DAHA is continually working alongside partners across the domestic abuse and housing sectors, to create innovations in practice and to pilot new approaches.  Currently we are working with partners across England to pilot three key initiatives, including our Whole Housing Approach, the Restart Early Intervention and Accommodation programme for perpetrators of domestic abuse, and the DAHA Accreditation Pilot for Housing First and Supported Accommodation Providers. To learn more about these pilots, please click here.