Welfare Support & Advice


What is Domestic Violence and Abuse ?

Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. This definition includes honour based violence, female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage.

Coronavirus Update Support for Victims of Domestic Violence.

Leeds Domestic Violence Service (LDVS) is a partnership of three specialist services in Leeds: Leeds Women’s Aid, Behind Closed Doors and Women’s Health Matters. They deliver community support and emergency accommodation-based services. Their refuges and 24/7 helpline remain open.

Most support is being undertaken by phone, video call or by conference all, however some face to face contact is still happening.
If you need support, call 0113 246 0401 or email LeedsWomensAid.