Useful Links and Numbers

LDVS work with and for you, no matter what background, identity or experiences you have. We can also help you to access other specialist services with specific experience in a range of areas.  Below are a list of local and national services with a range of expertise in different areas. We can help you contact these or you can use their contact details below to get in touch directly.

Alcohol and Drug Use

Forward Leeds

Phone: 0113 887 2477Website

Gypsy, Traveller and Roma Support

Leeds GATE:

Phone: 0113 240 2444 / Website: https://www.leedsgate.co.uk

Honour-Based Violence and Forced Marriage

Honour Network Helpline

Phone: 0800 5999 247, open 9:30am-5pm, Mon-Fri, provided by Karma Nirvana

Karma Nirvana

Phone: 0800 5999 247 / Website: https://karmanirvana.org.uk/

Freedom Charity

Phone: 0845 607 0133 / Website: http://www.freedomcharity.org.uk/

LGBTQ+ Support

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline

Phone: 0800 999 5428 / Website: https://galop.org.uk/types-of-abuse/domestic-abuse/

Bi Survivors Network

Website: http://bisurvivorsnetwork.org/about-us/

Stonewall Domestic Violence and Abuse Resources for LGBT+ people

Website: https://www.stonewall.org.uk/domestic-violence-and-abuse-resources-lgbt-people

Albert Kennedy Trust (providing support for LGBT+ young people aged 16-25 across England):

Phone: 020 7831 6562 / Website: www.akt.org.uk

TransUnite (Database of support groups for trans people)

Website: https://www.transunite.co.uk/

Rainbow Migration (legal support and advice on immigration rights for LGBTQ+ people and couples seeking asylum in the UK)

Phone: 020 7922 7811Website: https://www.rainbowmigration.org.uk/ 

Loved Ones of People Affected by Domestic Violence and Abuse

Safe Lives Guide for Friends and Family:

Website: https://safelives.org.uk/sites/default/files/resources/Domestic-Abuse-Friends-and-Family-Help-Guide-updated.pdf

Women’s Aid Survivors’ Guide – “I’m Worried About Someone Else”

Website: https://www.womensaid.org.uk/the-survivors-handbook/im-worried-about-someone-else/

Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse (AAFDA):

Phone: 07768 386922 / Website: https://aafda.org.uk/ 

LDVS Partners

LDVS is made up of three partner organisations that also work independently with victims-survivors of domestic abuse and violence. You can access their support directly below:

Behind Closed Doors:

Phone:  0113 222 4562 / Website: https://www.behind-closed-doors.org.uk

Leeds Women’s Aid:

Phone: 0113 246 0401 / Website: https://leedswomensaid.org.uk

Women’s Health Matters:

Phone: 0113 276 2851 / Website: https://www.womenshealthmatters.org.uk

Migrants, Refugees, Asylum-Seekers and People New to the UK

Pafras

Phone: 0113 262 2163 / Website: https://pafras.org.uk/support/

For specific advice and support for refugees across Leeds and Bradford, seeking reunification with loved ones they have been forced to leave behind, contact, Email: [email protected]Mobile or Whatsapp (answered from 9.30am-4.30pm, Mon-Fri): 07342 056548

Leeds Asylum-Seekers Support Network (LASSN)

Website: https://lassn.org.uk/

Migration Yorkshire Partnership (including a directory of support services in your area)

Website: https://www.migrationyorkshire.org.uk/

Ashiana Sheffield:

Website: http://www.ashianasheffield.org/

Money and Financial Support

Citizens Advice Bureau

Phone: 0808 278 7878 / Website: https://citizensadviceleeds.org.uk/

Ebor Gardens Advice Centre and Money Buddies

Phone: 0113 235 0276 / Website: https://moneybuddies.org.uk/ 

Leeds City Council’s Money Information City

Website: https://www.leeds.gov.uk/leedsmic

Men

Men’s National Advice Line (Supporting men 18+ affected by Domestic Violence and Abuse, run by Respect)

Phone: 0808 8010327 (Mon–Fri 9am-8pm)

Website: https://mensadviceline.org.uk Email: [email protected] (Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat & Sun 10-12pm, 4-6pm)

Survivors UK (Supporting men affected by sexual abuse)

Phone: 020 3598 3898

Website: https://www.survivorsuk.org/ / Email: [email protected]

Mental Health

Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service (NHS referral system for mental health support)

Website: https://www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/our-services-a-z/leeds-mental-wellbeing-service/home/

Leeds Mind Well (Central place to find mental health support in Leeds)

Website: https://www.mindwell-leeds.org.uk/myself/finding-support/

Leeds Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service (local charity providing counselling, therapy and support to women)

Phone:  0113 245 5725 / Website: https://www.womenstherapyleeds.org.uk

Leeds Mind (local charity offering mental health support)

Website: https://www.leedsmind.org.uk/ 

Support with Other Forms of Violence, including Hate Crime

Victim Support

West Yorkshire Phoneline: 0300 303 1971 (open Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Saturday 9am-5pm) / Out Of Hours Support Phoneline: 08 08 16 89 111 

Website: https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/ 

GALOP (LGBTQ+ Hate Crime Support) 

LGBT+ Hate Crime Helpline: 020 7704 2040 

Website: https://galop.org.uk/

Sexual Violence and Abuse

SARSVL

Phone: 0808 802 3344 (open Mondays 12-2pm, Tuesdays 8-10pm, Wednesdays 6-8pm, Sundays 6.30-8.30pm)

Text: 07860022880 (aim to respond within 4 days)

Email: [email protected]Website: https://supportafterrapeleeds.org.uk/

Sexual Assault Referral Centre (Hazlehurst SARC)

Phone: 0330 223 3617

Email: [email protected] (for non-urgent enquiries) / Website: https://www.hazlehurstcentre.org/

Northpoint (Run free groups to support the emotional wellbeing of adults who have been sexually abused in childhood)

Website: https://northpoint.org.uk/mondays-thursdays-northpoint/

Survivors UK (Supporting men affected by sexual abuse)

Phone: 020 3598 3898

Website: https://www.survivorsuk.org/ / Email: [email protected]

Sexual Health

Leeds Sexual Health

Appointment Phoneline: 0113 392 0333 / Website: https://leedssexualhealth.com/

Sex Work

Basis Yorkshire Sex Work Project

Phone: 0113 243 0036 / Website: https://basisyorkshire.org.uk/sex-work-project/

Joanna Project

Phone: 0113 350 8071 / Website: https://joannaproject.co.uk/

National Ugly Mugs (organisation prioritising support of sex workers and reporting harm against sex workers)

Phone: 0161 629 9861

Website: https://nationaluglymugs.org/ 

Young People

Basis Young People

Phone: 0113 243 0036 / Website: https://basisyorkshire.org.uk/youngpeople/

Getaway Girls

Phone: 0113 240 5894 / Website: https://getawaygirls.co.uk/

The Market Place (free, confidential counselling for 11-25 year olds in Leeds)

Website: https://www.themarketplaceleeds.org.uk/

24 Hour Helpline

0113 246 0401

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Resources

 

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