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Domestic abuse: help is out there

Published Thursday, 28th November 2013

Help is out there – that’s the message to men and women across Leicestershire affected by domestic abuse.

This week is Domestic Abuse Awareness Week and Leicestershire County Council is raising awareness of support available. Earlier this year the council launched a new telephone helpline run by Women’s Aid Leicestershire Limited (which includes the ADAM project for men).

The line, which has received 225 calls since it was launched in April, provides a friendly voice and a listening ear offering advice, information and details on available support services.

It also serves as a contact point for professionals seeking advice and information - and can be contacted by people who recognise they are abusing someone and need help.

Joe Orson, Leicestershire County Council cabinet member for safer communities, said: “We want both women and men suffering domestic abuse to know they are not alone – help is out there.

“The helpline is staffed by specially trained workers who understand the difficult step in seeking help. “When they receive a call they listen and then help the caller decide the next steps.” Pamela Richardson, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid Leicestershire Ltd, said: “We want both women and men who are suffering from domestic abuse to know there is someone there to listen and that help and support is available.

“We can offer support and advice and are able to refer callers on to appropriate services who will be able to offer further support if needed.”

The helpline is available for county residents and is available on 0300 303 1844 between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday, charged at local rates. An answer phone service is also available.

In an emergency call the police on 999.

City residents can contact their local domestic abuse helpline on 0300 123 0918.
Domestic abuse can be physical, psychological, emotional, sexual or financial (eg controlling money).

Further information about domestic abuse and support services in Leicestershire is available at:

More information on Women’s Aid Leicestershire is available via: