If you are in an emergency situation, always call the Police on 999 in the first instance.
If you are, or have experience domestic abuse or sexual violence, there are local services available who have specially trained staff to talk with you confidentially and offer guidance and support tailored to your needs
UAVA Ltd stands for United Against Violence and Abuse and are a consortium of three local specialist providers of domestic abuse and sexual violence services, which consist of FreeVA, Living Without Abuse and Women's Aid Leicestershire
They provide support across Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland for anyone who is a victim of domestic abuse or sexual violence and offer a variety of services including crisis intervention, outreach and counselling. Get in contact to find out more.
Tel: 0808 80 200 28 (open 8am to 8pm, Monday to Saturday)
Text: 07715 994 962 (text support only, calls will not be answered)
Post: UAVA Ltd, PO Box 26, Leicester, LE1 1AA
Provides a comprehensive service for anyone aged 13 and over living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland who have been raped or sexually assaulted either recently or at any time in the past, regardless of gender or gender identity.
Provides a confidential rape crisis helpline and support for girls and women aged 14+ affected by sexual violence, either recently or in the past.
Mon – Fri: 10am – 4pm
Wed & Thu eve: 6pm – 8pm
Tel: 0116 255 8852
Post: Leicester Rape Crisis, PO Box 10158, Leicester
First step provide free confidential services to boys and men aged 14+ who are survivors of sexual abuse/violence and their supporters.
Emotional and practical support for LGBT people experiencing domestic abuse. Abuse isn’t always physical- it can be psychological, emotional, financial and sexual too. Speak out, don’t suffer in silence.
Mon: 10am – 5pm
Tues: 10am – 5pm (1-5pm - trans-specific service)
Wed: 10am – 5pm
Thurs: 10am – 8pm
Fri: 1pm – 5pm
Sun: 12pm – 4pm
Tel: 0800 999 5428
Wed: 4-8pm (sexual violence specialist)
Sat: 3pm- 7pm (domestic abuse specialist)
Sun: 3pm- 7pm (domestic abuse specialist)
To access online chat, visit the website and click on the green "Specialist web chat service" button
Victim First is dedicated to supporting victims of crime and high-risk antisocial behaviour.
Their priority is to ensure you are given the support everyone needs to help them cope and recover from their ordeal.
They provide free emotional support and practical help to victims. They are independent and their services are confidential so you can talk to them even if you don’t want to speak to the police.