Our Outreach team delivers support to people experiencing domestic abuse as part of the Leeds Domestic Violence Service, in partnership with Leeds Women's Aid and HALT (Help, Advice and Law Team). This includes a male Outreach worker to support men experiencing domestic abuse. The Outreach team …..
Works with people to reduce the risk from domestic abuse and improve their safety
Provide support and information on practical issues e.g. housing, health and benefits and accompany people to appointments, e.g. with solicitors, police, housing agencies
Provide support, information and accompany people to civil legal proceedings and support them with social care related issues
Refer women and children to refuges across the country and temporary emergency accommodation - very limited refuge provision for men in the UK
Advocate with other agencies to obtain appropriate support, e.g. with the police
Support people to access other agencies that can offer specialist help and advice appropriate to their needs e.g. drug and alcohol agencies
Listen and provide emotional support in confidence whilst providing other outreach services
Work with people face-to-face in their own homes (if it is safe) or another safe, neutral place, e.g. a GP surgery, Children's Centre. If this is not possible we can offer telephone support
In 2013 our service was awarded the Investors in People Silver Award and we are actively working towards achieving Gold standard.