Tackling domestic abuse: Berneslai aims to drive the message home

A social landlord in Barnsley is using one of its repairs and maintenance vans to raise awareness of domestic abuse.

Berneslai Homes has taken delivery of its first vinyl wrapped van, liveried to promote the ‘Make a Stand’ and #SpeakUp campaigns, both intended to raise awareness and tackle the issue.

“We will soon be promoting the message on more of our vans to increase awareness and visibility even further and really get the message out there in communities,” the organisation said.

The housing provider signed up to both campaigns last year. ‘Make a Stand’ is a national campaign, which centres around a pledge developed by the Chartered Institute of Housing in partnership with Women’s Aid and the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA)

Meanwhile, Speak Up is a joint campaign with IDAS (Independent Domestic Abuse Services) and Barnsley Council, that encourages people to speak about issues in their relationship and domestic abuse.

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Main Image: Staff from Berneslai Homes’ Construction Services unveil the new van. From left to right: Chris Cotney, Mick Spencer, Lee Winterbottom, Kay Ellis, Dave Whittam, and Alex Best

 

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