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Gudrun Burnet

Gudrun Burnet

Co-Founder,
Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance

Gudrun Burnet is the Group Lead on Domestic Abuse at Peabody, one of the largest housing providers in London, and has worked in the field of domestic abuse for 15 years. Guddy co-founded the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) in 2014 which is a national initiative to improve the whole housing sector response to domestic abuse. Guddy is a representative on the National Violence Against Women’s and Girls stakeholder panel hosted by the Home Office. She has spoken at conferences all over the world on her work including the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia, Belfast, Brussels and the Hague. She was also shortlisted for Red Magazine's Pioneering Woman of the Year Award 2016 and was nominated as one of the Women of the Year 2018.

  • Outlining how housing associations can create clear policies and procedures to help staff to effectively support families affected by domestic abuse
  • Sharing guidance on how to create training processes that enable housing staff to identify early signs of domestic abuse, such as repairs and anti-social behaviour reports
  • Examining how Peabody embedded a set culture across the whole housing association which encourages staff to be proactive in identifying and responding to domestic abuse for both tenants and staff
  • Highlighting the work of the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA), including how they work in partnership across the private and public sector to support families affected by domestic abuse