LWA  works in partnership with Behind Closed Doors and HALT as Leeds Domestic Violence Service (LDVS) to deliver community based support within the integrated domestic violence service to people who live  in Leeds, who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence.

Leeds Domestic Violence Service (LDVS) works with women and men in Leeds giving support, advice and advocacy around a range of issues and is run in partnership by the above Leeds based domestic violence specialist organisations.

What can we offer you?

We offer short and long-term interventions and support in a number of different ways and locations. Our services are split into specialist ‘teams’ offering specific women’s and men’s services. All support is provided in your own home, over the telephone or at safe locations across the city:

Helpline- 0113 246 0401- 24 hours

LDVS jointly operates a 24 hour telephone support line with Stonham Homegroup. You can call the line at any time for emotional support, information on LDVS or other services, or ask for dedicated support. We run this service week days during office hours, and it is picked up by Stonham for evenings and weekends.

Outreach Team

Our outreach workers will provide regular practical and emotional support on such issues as housing, benefits and budgeting, safety planning, health and social care and community engagement.  We can liaise with agencies on your behalf to ensure that you receive specialist support in areas such as drug and alcohol dependency, mental health and children’s education and wellbeing.

IDVA Team (Independent Domestic Violence Advocates)

Our IDVA support focuses on providing legal advice and advocacy on a range of issues within the civil and criminal justice systems, as well as additional short term support for high risk victims. This can include advice on injunctions, children’s matter, and divorce, as well as support with the police or at court. IDVA’s offer short or long-term support depending on your needs.

Resettlement Team

Resettlement support can be offered to you if you are a woman in temporary or emergency accommodation and we can help you to move to into independent living and permanent housing. We can start working with you from the point you are offered permanent accommodation. Resettlement workers will support you to settle in to your new communities and successfully live independently.

To make a referral into LDVS, please call

0113 246 0401