Community Domestic Violence Team – part of Leeds Domestic Violence Service
Our Community Domestic Violence Team is here to help you if you are at risk of harm from your abusive relationship. We provide practical support such as safety planning, housing, benefits and budgeting, health and social care and community engagement. We do this through one-to-one sessions in person, over the phone and in safe community locations. Our aim is to help you reduce your risk of harm from domestic abuse and improve your overall safety and well-being.
We can accompany you to solicitor’s appointments and attend Family Court with you. We can liaise with agencies on your behalf to ensure that you receive specialist support in areas such as drug and alcohol, mental health and children’s well-being, relevant to your circumstances.
Our team can also refer into refuges across the country and temporary emergency accommodation.
To access support visit our get help page.
Prevention and Recovery Service
Our Prevention and Recovery Service is an information and support programme for people in Leeds who have been affected by domestic abuse in the past, or are at low risk of domestic abuse. It’s most likely you will have left your abusive relationship and are not in need of practical support. We can help you understand your abusive relationship, empowering you to make positive choices about your future.
We deliver tailored support through one-to-one sessions and small group work to help you make sense of your experience, recover and move on positively.
We will support you to:
- understand what domestic abuse is
- understand your experiences of domestic abuse
- identify the impact on you and your family, using family sessions where appropriate
- recover from the impact of the relationship
- find additional support services
How to access help
You can make a self-referral online and one of our workers will call you back. We will discuss the service and make sure that it is right for you. If it is right for you, we will book an appointment to take a full referral from you. If it is not the right service then we can signpost you to another service for the correct support.
All new referrals are placed on a waiting list, where you can choose to either receive a regular structured phone support call or simply wait until one-to-one support is available. The typical wait time for this is around 3-4 months.
If you are an agency you can make a referral for someone with their consent. If you have any queries please call us before making the referral.
Make an agency or self-referral on our get help page.
This service does not provide
- Practical or crisis support