Domestic Abuse Support Services
We previously reported on the launch of the How Many Times…? campaign, a joint initiative between Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council, Rutland County Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner to provide domestic violence support services across the county.
How Many Times…? is also working with local providers FreeVa, Women’s Aid Leicestershire Ltd and Living Without Abuse as part of the United Against Violence and Abuse (UAVA) consortium. There is now one number to call if you are worried about yourself or somebody else you believe is in an abusive relationship: 0808 80 200 28.
In their previous incarnation, from Sept 2012-Nov 2015, local support services in Leicester City have:
– Taken 25,497 calls
– Made 2738 referrals to the SAFEHome service
– Completed 3057 intake forms for victim and survivor support
– Made 328 referrals to the Jenkins Centre domestic violence perpetrator course. Now over 70% of those referred complete the course fully or in part
– Supported 2839 children and young people through the family service
It is important to remember that domestic abuse affects not only the “victim” of the abuse, but the perpetrator, their families, friends and associates. United Against Violence and Abuse can get you to an appropriate support service, whatever your situation. If you are worried about your own behaviour in intimate relationships, the perpetrator programme will provide you with supportive, non-judgmental help to help you to recognise your behaviour, learn the reasons for it and to help you to understand the impact of your behaviour on your partner and others. This is in a group setting and on a 1-1 basis.
If you need help for yourself or another person, don’t hesitate to call 0808 80 200 28.