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Living Without Abuse charity provide help and support for ANYONE suffering from domestic abuse or sexual violence in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland.


“I can’t tell you what a difference you have made in my life, you’ve allowed me to re-find myself and become strong again.”

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Living Without Abuse (LWA) believes that all people have the right to live safely and without fear of violence and abuse. On this site we offer information and advice to anyone experiencing domestic abuse and/or sexual violence.  We can also provide support services to anyone living in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland.  We are committed to raising awareness of domestic abuse and sexual violence, working towards its prevention and eradication, and assisting those affected by this crime to determine their own lives.


LWA has been part of a consortium called United Against Violence and Abuse (UAVA) since 2015, from the 1st April 2022 however things have changed.  UAVA, as a consortium, will cease to exist HOWEVER the partners in the consortium will continue to deliver the same services locally.  The Helpline number will stay the same and services can be accessed in the same way.  It is just the name UAVA which will no longer be used.

For more information – UAVA Communications Briefing

The Helpline for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, for domestic abuse and sexual violence remains – 0808 80 200 28.

For more details of the services available from LWA, including the current Group Programmes available for booking, please visit the Get Help Now section.



Current job opportunities can be found here.


You can follow us on social media:
Facebook: Living Without Abuse
Twitter: @lwacharity
Instagram: @lwacharity


This website gives friendly advice for anyone:

  • Trying to escape domestic and/or sexual abuse
  • Needing to know more about our services here in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
  • Wishing to learn more about domestic and sexual abuse issues





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