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Make a stand

Help tackle abuse and neglect

Severnside is proud to be part of a national campaign to help tackle domestic abuse in our communities across Shropshire.

The Make a Stand campaign centres around a pledge which has been developed by the Chartered Institute of Housing in partnership with Women’s Aid and the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA).

It consists of four commitments for housing organisations to support people living or working in social housing who are experiencing domestic abuse.

Our four commitments

The four commitments are:

  • To have a policy to support residents who are experiencing domestic abuse.
  • To make information about domestic abuse support services available to residents and staff.
  • To support members of staff who are experiencing domestic abuse.
  • To appoint a champion in the organisation responsible for our Make a Stand activity.

Support services

Below is a list of national support services. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 999.

  •  National Domestic Violence Helpline: Run by Women’s Aid and Refuge. Call 0808 2000 247
  •  Women's Aid: For a full A-Z list of local support groups, visit womensaid.org.uk 
  •  Refuge: For support and advice, literature and articles, visit refuge.org.uk 
  •  Men’s Advice Line: Confidential support for male victims of domestic abuse. Call 0808 801 0327
  •  Mankind Initiative: Confidential support for male victims of domestic abuse. Call 01823 334 244
  •  Neighbourhood Watch: To find our local branch, visit www.ourwatch.org.uk
  •  Galop: Support for LGBTQ+ people experiencing domestic abuse. Call 0800 999 5428
  •  The Forced Marriage Unit: Forced marriage and/or honour crimes. Call 020 7008 0151
  • Respect: Concerned about your own abusive behaviour? Call 0808 802 4040 
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