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Leeway - domestic abuse support

Experienced staff supporting people who are experiencing domestic abuse

Our case workers provide community services to any adult or child experiencing abuse.

The emotional and practical advice Leeway offers enables people to get the support and protection they need. We work in a non-judgemental way with people to empower them to make independent decisions about their life and their future.

The services we provide

We provide a range of support services for different groups of people who may encounter or be affected by domestic abuse.

Helpline - 0300 561 0077

Our domestic abuse helpline is staffed by skilled workers ready to offer free, confidential and non-judgemental advice. Where appropriate they can also make referrals to other Leeway services and external agencies.

Male Victim Service

It is important to recognise that men can also experience domestic abuse. Our Male Victim service is independent of any of our other services and staffed by specialist male victim workers. We can therefore offer confidential and non-judgemental support tailored to meet the man’s individual needs.

Safe Houses

We operate nine safe houses (refuges) in various locations across Norfolk and where possible we will work to find overnight accommodation for you the same day. Women and their children are welcome to stay as long as is necessary to plan their future away from danger and key workers will provide support with issues such as housing, benefits, health, safety planning, accessing other agencies and moving on.

NIDAS

Leeway is involved in the delivery of NIDAS (Norfolk Integrated Domestic Abuse Service), a domestic abuse service offering a range of one to one and group work to support those assessed at high or medium risk of serious harm, in Norfolk. The service offers free, confidential, and non-judgemental support for adults (16+) of all genders, and their children, to help them recover and build a new life free from abuse. For more information on NIDAS, visit the website www.nidasnorfolk.co.uk

Vulnerable Adult Independent Worker

Specialist domestic abuse support for older victims and those with additional complex needs or disabilities.

Training & Consultancy

To raise awareness and improve people’s understanding of domestic abuse, we offer training and consultancy services. With both fixed and bespoke sessions available, we can provide training which meets the specific needs of your organisation.

Children & Young People Service

Domestic abuse can affect children and young people in a number of ways. The most common effects include anxiety, withdrawal, depression and aggressive behaviour. Through one-to-one support and group work, our Children and Young People service helps them to come to terms with their experiences and develop the skills needed to communicate effectively and build positive relationships.

A Child's Perspective of Domestic Abuse

Suffolk (IDVA) Service

People using our services who have been assessed as being at high risk of serious harm will be given an advocacy worker by our Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy (IDVA) team. This person acts as a single point of contact and they coordinate a multi-agency response to assess the safety and security of both the person and their family and coordinate a safety plan to keep them safe and provide updates as the case progresses through the courts. They also offer support and work with other organisations and agencies who may be involved (such as housing and health).

“Thank you for this invaluable service. My outreach worker was kind, compassionate and professional at all times. She has been an inspiration and positive influence and has enabled me to move forward with more confidence.”

@LeewayDV
Feb 03

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