Every person has the right to feel safe in their home. Anyone can experience domestic abuse; it can happen in all kinds of relationships and for any reason regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexuality, disability, wealth, locality and lifestyle. Domestic abuse is rarely a one-off event and can involve a wide range of abusive and controlling behaviours from a partner, family member or someone with whom there has been a relationship such as:
· Physical attacks
· Emotional abuse
· Financial control
· Social isolation
There are three steps to getting help for a domestic abuse situation:
· Recognise what is happening to you
· Accept that you are not to blame
· Get help and support
How can we help?
Victory Housing Trust are committed to helping wherever possible, any Victory resident threatened with or suffering domestic abuse. The safety of the victim is our primary concern at ALL times.
Applying a ‘survivor’ centred approach we will assist the victim to reach a decision which they feel best secures their safety by reviewing their accommodation, enabling the level of support they require and taking action against the perpetrator they feel is most appropriate. Victory Housing Trust will take the strongest action possible against perpetrators of domestic abuse where it has the power to do so and with the consent of the victim.
We will take action and assist victims; we will not insist on evidence of abuse, although some form of evidence will be required if legal action is taken.
Confidentiality is ensured at all times. If we are contacted by individuals or other organisations about your circumstances details will not be given out without your consent.
Please read our domestic abuse leaflet for more specific advice on this very serious matter - Do not suffer in silence
If you have been affected by Domestic Abuse and would like further support or advice please contact a member of our customer services Team on 0330 123 1860 or click here for further information about how we deal with ASB.
In an emergency, call 999. Domestic Violence is treated very seriously by the police, and they will take action to protect you.