We are pleased to announce Age UK’s membership of the Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse (EIDA), a leading business network that supports employers to take action on domestic abuse. Find out full details below, including how your organisation can join EIDA for free.
EIDA works with employers to enable implementation of effective internal policies on domestic abuse, as well as providing awareness and signposting to updated resources.
Age UK is committed to supporting our employees and spreading awareness of the scourge that is domestic abuse.
“Age UK is proud to join EIDA, particularly at a time when pandemic-related restrictions have seen a rise in domestic abuse globally. Imagine if every employer made their employees aware of the signs of domestic abuse and how to seek relevant, effective help? That sort of wide-scale, societal impact requires proactive dedication from leaders, and EIDA makes this process both straightforward and polished with their guidance and resources.”Carrie Bower, Safeguarding Manager & Domestic Abuse Lead, Age UK
“We are proud that Age UK is making a positive social impact by joining EIDA’s network.”Donna Marshall, Acting HR Director, Age UK
Lucy Horitz, CEO of The Employer’s Initiative on Domestic Abuse, added:
“We are delighted to welcome Age UK to our network. The role of employers in tackling domestic abuse has become even more apparent during the pandemic and ongoing commitment from employers provides not only support for their own workforce, but adds value to the wider sector aim of stopping domestic abuse in all its forms, once and for all.”
Following the landmark Domestic Abuse Act in 2021, it is more important than ever that employers follow the latest government guidance relating to domestic abuse to safeguard their employees.
It is free to join, and EIDA provides a wide range of resources. Any Age UKs who are interested in joining, we would encourage you to visit the EIDA website here.