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The project Safe at Home started on the 1st of January 2017. The project is led by the Dutch organization Kadera and implemented in partnership with FEANTSA (EU/BE), Peabody (UK) and Standing Together against Domestic Violence (UK). The partnership aims to strengthen the vital role that housing providers can play in responding to domestic violence. The project is funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union.

Contact person: Ruth Kasper

 Want to know more? Watch this introductory video:

NON.NO.NEIN. campaign

Safe at Home is part of the NON.NO.NEIN. campaign initiated by the European Commission. Violence against women is endemic in the European Union. Not only is VAW causing severe harm to women, families and communities, it is a brutal form of discrimination and a violation of women’s fundamental rights. The European Commission therefore appointed the year of 2017 to focus actions to end violence against women and girls. 
"The NON.NO.NEIN. campaign aims to share information and showcase success stories about the important work that is being done in this field across the EU. More than an awareness-raising campaign, this initiative will support, engage and connect all stakeholders in combatting this problem." Say No! Stop Violence Against Women!
#SayNoStopVAW

 

Housing providers training kicks off: the 25 participating housing providers

Part of the Safe at Home project is to train employees of 25 housing providers in the UK and in the Netherlands about the vital role they can play in response to domestic violence.

The training courses are intended for employees who have daily contact with tenants. For example, maintenance staff, housing officers, district managers and employees of the income team. In this news release we have listed the 25 British and Dutch housing providers involved in this 2-year project

 List of participating housing providers:

 The Netherlands

1.    Beter Wonen Vechtdal

2.    De Veste

3.    DeltaWONEN

4.    Domijn

5.    Elkien

6.    Lefier

7.    Openbaar Belang

8.    Welbions

9.    Woningbouwstichting De Gemeenschap

10.  WOONopMAAT

11.  Woonpunt

12.  Woningstichting Het Grootslag

13.  Woningstichting Nijkerk

14.  Woningstichting SWZ

15.  WST Nieuwkoop*

 *WST Nieuwkoop is a very small housing provider. they have bundled their forces and asked other (small) housing corporations to participate in the project. These are: Ressort Wonen (Rozenburg), Habeko Wonen (Hazerswoude-dorp), Woningbouwvereniging Reeuwijk and WBV Beter Wonen Goedreede.

 The UK

1.    CentrePoint

2.    County Durham Housing Group

3.    Hexagon

4.    Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (KCTMO)

5.    Liverpool Housing Trust

6.    Octavia

7.    Sovereign Housing Association

8.    Sutton Housing Partnership

9.    Tai Tarian (formerly known as NPT Homes)

10.  Wolverhampton Homes

Criteria for participation

By selecting the participating housing providers, we looked at the number of rental units (i.e. the size of the housing providers) and the location of the housing providers with the aim of creating the most realistic reflection of housing providers in the UK and the Netherlands.

How it is going?

The training has started in both countries.