Housing for Women Awarded Women’s Aid National Quality Standards Mark

Published 05 February 2019

Housing for Women is delighted to announce that we have been awarded the prestigious Women’s Aid National Quality Standards Mark, following a rigorous assessment and evidence gathering process.

The Women’s Aid National Quality Standards demonstrate the unique quality of dedicated specialist services for women and children survivors. The Standards are more frequently being referenced by commissioners, and the government has used them as assessment criteria for the last three rounds of national domestic violence funding released by the Department of Communities and Local Government.  This, therefore, puts Housing for Women in a strong position with commissioners and gives strength to our voice when advocating for women and their children escaping domestic abuse.

The Standards support dedicated specialist domestic abuse services by providing a set of criteria against which they can evidence their quality. Organisations applying for the quality mark must prove themselves against criteria that promote positive survivor outcomes such as:

  • physical and emotional recovery;
  • rights and access;
  • safety and dignity;
  • and sustainability and autonomy.

Commenting on the news, Zaiba Qureshi, Chief Executive of Housing for Women said: “The accreditation process has been an extremely valuable chance for us to re-examine our policies and procedures, and ensure good, women-focused practise. I would like to sincerely thank all staff involved for their dedication, hard work and contributions to this important accreditation.”



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