Women's Aid Leicestershire
Women’s Aid Leicestershire Limited was established in 1974 when they opened the first refuge in Leicester to support women and children fleeing domestic abuse. Since then they have continued to provide vital assistance to all victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence. Their work continues to be as important now as it was when they first began.
Women's Aid Leicestershire Limited is part of a consortium of three local, specialist providers called United Against Violence & Abuse (UAVA). Alongside FreeVA and Living Without Abuse, they aim to provide a simplified journey, which can be accessed by anyone who has been affected by domestic abuse and / or sexual violence.
Their mission is to improve the lives of victims affected by all forms of domestic abuse.
They aim to do this by:
- Raising awareness of domestic and sexual abuse and the ongoing suffering of women and children.
- Protecting women and children and, at the same time, providing the right services and relationships that are empowering and support women to move on and recover their lives.
- Providing services which are based on listening to survivors.
- Participating in or leading campaigns to keep the issues in the public consciousness and to raise awareness on the range of violence against women including female genital mutilation, 'honour-based' violence and forced marriages.
- Supporting and reflecting diversity and promoting equality of opportunity.
- Supporting and promoting cohesive inter-agency responses to domestic and sexual violence and developing partnerships.
- Understanding the issues and providing political challenge locally and nationally.
- Providing safe and secure services for women and children fleeing an abuse situation.
- Providing support and assistance for women who are in fear of becoming victims of abuse or who have been victims in the past and still require specialist support.
- Providing a culture of excellence and expertise and to be the main provider and leading specialist of safe, secure and confidential services.
- Working with victims using an explicitly anti-oppressive approach to the way services are developed and delivered
- Working in partnership with funders and others, fostering a reputation for delivering high quality services and proving to be a respected organisation with good governance.See more