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Leicestershire Partnership for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

25th September 2023, United Kingdom

Leicester based charities, Freeva, First Step, Leicester Rape Crisis, and Quetzal, have launched a joint project to improve the experience of survivors from across the region. The new project is called the Leicestershire Partnership for Survivors of Sexual Violence 

So, what does this mean for you? Well, it means more help on your healing journey. We know that everyone’s story is unique, and sometimes you might need different kinds of support. By joining forces, we’re striving to make sure that all your needs are met, and you can heal in a way that’s just right for you. 

This project is possible due to funding from the Ministry of Justice Rape and Sexual Assault Fund. This means we can do even more to help you and others who have experienced sexual violence. We know that waiting for support can be hard, especially now. But this funding will help us reduce waiting times and introduce new services to support you.  

Our goal is simple: to create a caring, safe space where you can heal and grow stronger. We’re all about making sure you’re treated with respect, kindness, and fairness. By working together, we’ll be able to help even more survivors like you in Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland. 

Each partner organisation is here to listen, support, and empower you every step of the way and can support you in different ways. 

Freeva– Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVA) are specially trained workers who are independent from the police and other statutory services. ISVA’s offer practical and emotional support to anyone who has been raped, sexually assaulted or abused. Whether this happened recently or in the past. Sexual Violence Services – FreeVA Support 

First Step– Provide free confidential services to male survivors of sexual abuse and their supporters living in the city of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Contact Us – First Step Leicester Leicestershire and Rutland 

Leicester Rape Crisis- Jasmine House works with female survivors of sexual abuse, sexual violence and rape. Jasmine House – Leicester Rape Crisis at Jasmine House 

Quetzal– Provide counselling and support to women (16+) who are recovering from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse. – Need Help? – Refer Yourself and Start Counselling with Quetzal 

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