History of LWA

LWA has been providing domestic abuse services since 1977 and is made up of paid staff and volunteers who provide a range of services to the community and is managed by a team of volunteer Trustee Directors. 

Initially we began by providing refuge services for women - but over the last ten years we have added new services such as Outreach, which is provided to those for whom refuge is not wanted, needed or appropriate. In addition to this we have now opened up our services to help and support male victims of domestic abuse.

In 2011 LWA successfully passed the PQASSO Level Two Quality Assessment and with it received the Charities Commission's Endorsement.

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In September 2012 we started a new service in Leicester city providing support to children, young people and their families.  We call this the Family Service.

In October 2012 we took over the management of Outreach and IDVA services in Rutland.

We have worked tirelessly for more than 30 years to help victims of domestic abuse - offering a wide range of services and advice to help and support them.  We aim to work actively to tackle these issues head-on whilst raising awareness of just how far and wide domestic abuse can spread.

If you would like to know more about how we do this, please see our LWA Services section.