Lincolnshire County Council, with support from Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner and NHS Lincolnshire Integrated Care Board, has recently commissioned a new-look Domestic Abuse Support Service called Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse Specialist Service (LDASS).
The LDASS service is delivered by EDAN Lincs. Click here to access the LDASS website.
The new service includes:
- online support and advice for all domestic abuse victims
- support hub and helpline, directing people to the most appropriate services
- intervention services for both adults and children and young people
- recovery support
- an outreach and engagement team
The support package also includes specialist assistance for adults undergoing experiences such as stalking, controlling/coercive behaviour and honour-based violence. In addition, there’s advice for businesses on supporting staff affected by domestic abuse, while the team will also be working to increase community awareness, meaning victims are less likely to go unrecognised.
Cllr Mrs Patricia Bradwell OBE, executive member for safer communities, said: “We want to make sure victims of domestic abuse are identified, so we can intervene early on and provide timely support, reducing the impact on families and likelihood of re-victimisation.
“Asking for help often isn’t easy, but if you think you’re in an abusive relationship, getting in touch with your local support service can be an important first step. They are fully trained and can give you a confidential space to explore your options and make safe decisions.
“So, if you are experiencing domestic abuse, or are concerned about a family member or friend, please reach out. We understand it can be difficult to report an abusive relationship but rest assured that your concerns will be taken seriously.”
Visit www.ldass.org.uk for further information.