Make a Stand

We have no room for domestic abuse

We are delighted to support the Chartered Institute of Housing’s Make a Stand campaign against domestic abuse.

If you're experiencing domestic abuse, it's really important to talk to someone about it. We’re here to help you so you don't have to face it alone.

If you feel unsafe in your home, we will listen to you and do everything we can to better your situation and keep you safe.

Quick-ExitAngus Housing Association takes domestic abuse extremely seriously and has implemented a dedicated domestic abuse policy. The Association has signed up to the Chartered Institute of Housing’s Make a Stand pledge, and this new policy is part of our commitment to take action to support tenants who are victims of domestic abuse.

Do you feel unsafe in your home? This is how we can help you.

What is domestic abuse?

A home should provide safety and security, but for many people home is anything but safe.

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Domestic abuse is controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and/or violent behaviour perpetrated by a partner or an ex-partner. It can begin at any stage during the relationship or after a relationship has ended.

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone, both women and men, and in all types of relationships – heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.

It can include, but it is not limited to:

  • coercive control (a pattern of intimidation, degradation, isolation and control with the use or threat of physical or sexual violence)
  • psychological and / or emotional abuse
  • physical abuse
  • Quick-Exitsexual abuse
  • financial abuse
  • harassment
  • stalking
  • abuse via phone or social media
How can we help?

Angus HA will provide support and assistance to victims of domestic abuse.

We will listen to you and with your permission make referrals to specialist support agencies such as Womens’ Aid.

We will assist you to remain in your home where it is safe to do so and can undertake a range of measures to help you feel safer in your home such as fitting external lighting, additional door locks and security chains.

When victims need to move.

If victims need to move we will do all that we can to assist in identifying alternative accommodation. We do not have emergency provision but can support you in contacting Womens’ Aid and will retain a duty of care to you should you wish to be re-housed by Angus Housing Association.

Our pledge

Our Domestic Abuse Policy (Link to Policy) is our promise to our tenants that we will take action to support those who are experiencing domestic abuse in their home.

Quick-ExitWe've worked in partnership with Scottish Womens’ Aid to develop our Domestic Abuse Policy and still work closely with this expert charity in addition to a range of other support organisations.

If you need help

Call us on 03451 77 22 44 to speak to your Housing Officer or our Senior Housing Officer Support

If you need help when our office is closed, phone the Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247

For male specific help call Abused Men in Scotland on 0808 800 0024 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm)

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IF YOU NEED HELP

Call us on 03045 177 22 44 to speak to your Housing Officer or our Senior Housing Officer

If you need help when our office is closed, phone the Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247

For male specific help call Abused Men in Scotland on 0808 800 0024 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm)

YOU CAN ALSO CONTACT

Women's Aid (for women experiencing domestic abuse)

West Lothian Council's Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Team

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Our Domestic Abuse Policy

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Contact Angus Housing Association

Angus Housing Association Limited
93 High Street
Arbroath
Angus, DD11 1DP

Phone Angus Housing Association

0345 177 22 44

Angus Housing Association Limited
Registration Nos: FSA 1665R(S)    Communities Scotland HAL 65    Scottish Charity SC020981    Property Factor ID PF000129

Opening Times

Monday - 9.00am to 4.30pm *
Tuesday - 9.00am to 4.30pm *
Wednesday - 9.00am to 4.30pm *
Thursday - 10.00am to 4.30pm *
Friday - 9.00am to 4.00pm

* Monday to Thursday
phone calls are answered to 5.00pm