We are taking action to support people experiencing domestic abuse and would like to hear your views on the new policy we plan to introduce.
The policy has been drafted based on the recommendations from research completed by Women’s Aid, the CIH Domestic Abuse Guidance for Social Landlords and following discussions with key stakeholders.
You can view the draft policy here.
Have your say on the policy by:
- Completing our online survey
- Emailing us at HousingPP@angus.gov.uk
The consultation will close on 17 August 2020.
For more details visit the Domestic Abuse Policy Consultation website.
Age Scotland is asking residents of Scotland aged 55+ about their views on their current housing. The Scottish Government, local councils and other agencies will take account of the results when making important decisions about the housing needs of people in this age group. The results of the survey will be important for future work on developing housing and energy policy that represents the interests and needs of Scotland’s older people.
As a thank you, at the end of the questionnaire you will get the chance to enter into a prize draw to be one of five people to win £50 cash.
Please complete the questionnaire as soon as possible –
by 19 January 2020 at the latest.
We’re proud to support the Chartered Institute of Housing’s Make a Stand campaign to support victims of domestic abuse.
Our first step in this campaign was to appoint a champion to drive our activity in this area. We’re delighted to say that Councillors Craig Fotheringham and Lois Speed have both agreed to fulfil this role, as they understand how important this issue is. Our champions are pictured below at the launch of our work in this area.
Cllr Speed said:
I had absolutely no hesitation in signing the Make a Stand Pledge as unfortunately domestic abuse is a huge problem throughout the country, and sadly Angus is no exception. I’m very pleased that our Housing Team have taken such a robust response to help tackle these issues. I look forward to seeing greater awareness being raised, policy change come to fruition and further supports be made available. One incident in Angus is one too many and I hope that together we can all play our part in helping to protect and keep our most vulnerable citizens safe.
We’ll carry out further work over the next nine months to:
- Devise and implement a policy to support victims of domestic abuse
- Make sure information for victims of domestic abuse is readily available on our website and other public places
- Make sure our staffing policies support people working for the Council who experience domestic abuse
If you are a victim of domestic abuse, you can call us in confidence on ACCESSLine 03452 777778. You can also contact Angus Women’s Aid on 01241 439437 or their national helpline on 0800 027 1234.