Blog Article | 1 December 2016

Gentoo join the UK SAYS NO MORE campaign

We are so happy to welcome Gentoo as a partner of the UK SAYS NO MORE campaign!

Gentoo join UK SAYS NO MORE campaign

Gentoo is a housing association that owns and manages more than 28,000 homes, and are one of the largest employers in Sunderland and landlords in the North East.

Gentoo is a brilliant addition to our growing network of non-profit, corporate, arts, government and educational partner organisations.

Michelle Meldrum, Executive Director (Operations) at Gentoo, said: “Gentoo is delighted to show our support for UK SAYS NO MORE. As a housing association we are committed to tackling domestic abuse in our communities and in the workplace. This national campaign is a great way for individuals and businesses to come together to raise public awareness, helping us all in our common quest to end domestic violence and sexual assault.”  

Pamela Zaballa, Head of Policy – Women & Children’s Services at Hestia, said:  “We are delighted to have Gentoo Group joining the efforts of UK SAYS NO MORE. Gentoo is a leading example of the role housing providers can have on tackling domestic abuse. It is clear by their efforts that by working together to tackle this issue our response becomes stronger, especially at the prevention stage.”


  • believe that by putting people first they can build great homes and create strong communities.
  • are focused on delivering an outstanding service to their customers and as a responsible business they pride themselves on inspiring people to make a difference.
  • collaborate with key partners and other housing associations to influence things that affect their colleagues, customers and society
  • are one of the largest employers in Sunderland and landlords in the North East.


  • Great Homes- Strong Communities – Inspired People


  • Do the right thing
  • Make a difference
  • Work together
  • Keep learning
  • Give all you’ve got

For more information about Gentoo visit

Gentoo join UK SAYS NO MORE campaign

Interested in becoming a partner of UK SAYS NO MORE?

We’d love to hear from you, please get in touch with Lyndsey Dearlove, Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Partnership Manager.

You can contact Lyndsey by email at or by phone at 020 7378 3170.

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