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SPECIFIC ‘LIFE’ PROBLEMS

ABUSE / DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Domestic Violence and abuse can happen to anybody, and whether male, female, gay, straight, young or old, there are services, including the Police, ready to help.

If you or somebody you know is experiencing a serious form of abuse there are many local services ready to help.  You may feel worried about talking about what is happening, but it may be the only way to make a change in the situation. If you are still at school or college think about confiding in a school advisor or nurse. If you feel there is real danger from abuse or violence the police are there to act quickly (call 999), and from there, your situation may be supported by other groups of professionals such as social services.  If you don’t want to involve the Police there are other confidential charities and organisations listed below who can advise and support you. 

The Hideout gives young people information about domestic violence, and what to do about it.  Have a look at this site if you are a young person trying to live with violence in the home.

CHILDLINE understands what it is like for a young person trying to live with domestic violence and abuse.  You can read about how to get help or call their helpline for support: 0800 11 11.

Get Connected is there for young people under 25 whom may be experiencing abuse or domestic violence.   They offer email, web chat text and free phone to anyone under 25 who needs to talk about any issue or problem. Call: 0808 808 4994 Text: 80849.

This Leicestershire Police Domestic Violence web-link gives you all the info you need to report and find support for domestic violence.  Advice relating to safe-guarding children, legal rights and more is available.  If you need direct assistance in an emergency situation call 999 or 101. 

Free from Violence and Abuse is a Leicester based charity supporting people out of damaging situations. 

Leicestershire Evidence Network scheme (LENS) enables victims to have injuries documented, photographed and safely stored with no pressure to take further action. Run by the DVIRP. Call 0300 123 0918.

Women's Aid is the key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. They support a network of over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the UK. Free phone 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline: Telephone: 0808 2000 247.

Living Without Abuse (LWA) believes that all people have the right to live safely and without fear of violence and abuse. On this site they offer information and advice to anyone experiencing domestic abuse. There is a young people’s service for those aged 12-18yrs.  Call the office on: 01509 550317 or 0300 365 0112

Follow this link to the Leicestershire County Council website to find all the LOCAL services you need to help deal with domestic abuse. Whether you are a MAN or a WOMAN there is a source of help in this list for you.  

Broken Rainbow  Supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who are experiencing domestic violence. Call for support: 0300 9995428

Services just for Men living with domestic Violence ( 16  years +)

Adam Project - Domestic abuse against men is more common than you might think.  You’re not alone and you shouldn’t have to suffer in silence.  Any man living in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland who is experiencing, or is at risk from, domestic abuse can find support here, whether you’re straight, gay, bisexual or transgender. You can phone, email or write for support. You can ask someone to do it for you if you prefer, like a friend or another support agency.

Email: adam.project@wallaction.org.uk

Helpline: 0116 242 6440 and choose the option for The ADAM Project. You can leave a message outside of office hours.

There is someone available to talk to between the following times:

MONDAY 9am - 5 pm

TUESDAY TO THURSDAY 9am - 7pm

FRIDAY 9am - 4.30pm

SATURDAY 9am - 12pm

or contact them in writing at: PO Box 7067, Leicester. LE1 7WB

SEXUAL ASSAULT/RAPE

If you are under 19 years old and have experienced rape CHILDLINE offers simple advice and a confidential, FREE helpline: 0800 11 11.

Jasmine House Leicester Rape Crisis offers support to all women, aged 16 and over, in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, who have experienced rape or sexual assault, recently or in the past, or suffered childhood sexual abuse. They offer telephone support, face to face support and face to face counselling. They also offer support to women going through the court process. The helpline is open from Tuesday to Friday 10 am until 4 pm and on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6 pm until 9 pm.  They offer free and confidential initial and crisis support and information. Telephone: 0116 255 8852

Survivors UK provide a dedicated helpline and service for men aged 18 or over.  If you want to talk about male rape or sexual abuse, call the National helpline in confidence on 0845 122 1201

Male Rape Crisis centres provide counselling and support services for men and boys who have experienced sexual violence, either as a child or an adult. Rape Crisis Centres that provide women only services will be able to give you information and sign-post you to support services in your area.

www.victimsupport.org  Victim Support is a national charity giving free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses, their family, friends and anyone else affected across England and Wales. They are not a government agency or part of the police and you don't have to report a crime to the police to get their help. You can call any time after a crime has happened, whether it was yesterday, last week or several years ago. Tel: 0845 30 30 900

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