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The Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse to Speak at The Cleaning Show

The Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse to Speak at The Cleaning Show
06 March 2023 | Updated 14 March 2023

Ayesha Fordham, Membership and Partnerships Manager at the Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse and Natalie Curtis, Regional HSE Advisor at Balfour Beatty will speak at The Cleaning Show to encourage cleaning companies to put domestic abuse policies in place.

Natalie Curtis is an ambassador for EIDA (Employers Initiative on Domestic Abuse), supporting the EIDA team to work towards their mission of encouraging every employer to take effective action on domestic abuse.

The workplace can be the only place of safety and respite for many victims or survivors of domestic abuse and employers have an important role to play in raising awareness and supporting their employees who are impacted. EIDA will highlight how employers can support their people affected by domestic abuse and Natalie will share her survivor story, raising awareness of the impact an employer can have if they have a domestic abuse response in place.

EIDA's slot is on Thursday 16 March at 11.30 am. Find out more here:

1 in 4 Women and 1 in 6 Men in the UK Will be Affected by Domestic Abuse in Their Lifetime


Research shows that one in four women and one in six men in the UK will be affected by domestic abuse in their lifetime, and it is essential that all workplaces have a culture of disclosure. Domestic abuse can have an adverse impact on staff morale more broadly, and the cost of domestic abuse to business is estimated at £1.9 billion through decreased productivity, time off work, lost wages and sick pay.

At The Cleaning Show, Ayesha Fordham will share details of how employers can become EIDA members. Natalie Curtis will tell her inspirational personal story and share insights around the work she has done at Balfour Beatty in implementing their domestic abuse response, aiming to help cleaning companies identify some of the signs that colleagues may notice, giving some hints and tips on how businesses can better support staff experiencing domestic abuse. 

Picture:  a photograph of some people sitting in a circle on some chairs in discussion. The top half of the people are unseen, and one person has their hands open in a welcoming gesture. Image Credit: Shutterstock

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 06 March 2023


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