We’re taking a stand against domestic violence
– will you help us?
Domestic violence takes place in the home, a space which should be the safest place on earth. We want the people who live in our accommodations to take care of each other. That’s why we’re introducing Domestic Courage – Huskurage, a policy which encourages us to prevent domestic violence together.
Together, in small ways, we can prevent this violence. Research shows that those being exposed to violence are more inclined to offer resistance if they know help is available; for example, being aware their neighbours may come to the rescue. This knowledge gives us the opportunity to help our fellow residents by working together.
What can you do?
Knock on your neighbour’s door
Ask if everything is okay, or come up with something completely random – maybe you need to borrow some washing powder? Simply knocking on the door, and then leaving, could be enough to interrupt the violence.
We understand if you feel uncomfortable knocking on the door by yourself, and if that’s the case, you shouldn’t do it. Instead, visit in the company of other neighbours or call us on 08-458 10 10, and we’ll go together!
Always contact the police in situations which appear threatening or urgent – either for you or anyone else.
If children are involved
If you’re concerned about children being exposed to violence or neglect, contact the social services and report the circumstances.
Helpline: 08-508 400 00 – 24 hours a day