The strategic partnership will provide both organisations with an opportunity to increase networks and achieve greater results, continuing to support employers in changing their response to domestic abuse.

As an organisation focused on domestic abuse prevention, Hestia has considered the opportunity to work with employers, and the partnership with The Corporate Alliance becomes an opportunity to do so and strengthen our work around preventing abuse.

The Corporate Alliance will be able to add extra value and resource to Hestia’s UK SAYS NO MORE campaign, and provide the opportunity to further look into the experiences of the employer and the victim, and marrying the two together.

The partnership provides The Corporate Alliance with the opportunity to join with an organisation that shares the same values and authenticity within the area of domestic abuse and prevention. The organisations have strong, shared projects, developing ideas and exploring the future of public services together for several years.

The Alliance continues to operate independently, retaining its brand, board of trustees, and charity number and will operate as wholly owned distinct business ‘unit’ within Hestia’s group structure. All current employer and client services and programmes that are funded or contracted will remain unchanged.

This move is designed as a demonstration of a new type of relationship between charities, in which smaller organisations are enabled to keep their identity and autonomy but to operate at scale through the support of larger, established partners.

Pamela Zaballa, Domestic Abuse Prevention Director at Hestia, said: “Hestia’s strategic partnership with The Corporate Alliance provides us with a key opportunity to further our work in ending domestic abuse. With 75% of those affected by domestic abuse being targeted at work, and the issue still vastly misunderstood, it’s vital that employers are well equipped to tackle the issue head on and keep their employees safe.

The strategic partnership forms in conjunction with the start of the Everyone’s Business Partnership Programme, a new initiative that provides employers with the tools necessary to tackle domestic abuse.

Melissa Morbeck, Executive Director or The Corporate Alliance, said:

“This partnership provides us with an exciting time of transformation, change and empowerment.”

Hestia and The Corporate Alliance form part of the Everyone’s Business Partnership Programme, joined by organisations The Employer’s Initiative, Woman’s Trust, Cardiff Women’s Aid, Surviving Economic Abuse, TecSOS and Bulbshare.

For more information about Everyone’s Business, click here.