Please find below a list of websites that you may find useful
National Health Service (NHS): The country’s biggest health website and gives all the information you need.
Crossroads Care: Britain’s leading provider of support for carers and the people they care for.
Alzheimer’s Society: Alzheimer’s Society works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia.
Leeds Safeguarding Adult Partnership: Leeds Safeguarding Adults Partnership works together to promote awareness and good practice:
- in safeguarding ‘adults at risk’ from abuse or neglect.
- in the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).
Leeds Adult Social Care: Contact Centre: Receives safeguarding adult referrals on behalf of the partnership.
Leeds Social Care: Emergency Duty Team: Receives safeguarding adult referrals ‘out of hours’ on behalf of the partnership.
Advonet: Established to provide a support network of advocacy providers within Leeds.
Articulate Advocacy: Provides Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy for those eligible regardless of client group.
The Forced Marriage Unit: Part of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, provides a wealth of information, multi agency practice guidelines and an advice line for victims, their friends, relatives and professionals.
Disclosure and Barring Scheme: The role of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is to help employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups including children. It replaces the Independent Safeguarding and Criminal Records Bureau.
Office of Public Guardian: Supports the functions of the Court of Protection. It can investigate the actions of a Deputy appointed by the Court of Protection or an attorney under a registered Enduring or Lasting Power of Attorney.
Trading Standards Services, West Yorkshire Joint Services: Serves to protect consumer rights, including prevention of door step crime. Provides an advice service.
Public Concern at Work: An independent authority on ‘whistle-blowing’, and the protection afforded by the Public Interest Disclosure Act. Provides an advice line.
Mencap Whistleblowing: The Whistleblowing Helpline is an independent, confidential, free phone service for staff and organisations working within the NHS and social care sector. It is commissioned by the Department of Health.
Health and Safety Executive: Responsible for all health and safety regulations in the UK. It provides information about the regulations and provides guidance on how to improve the health and safety of staff and service users in a variety of establishments.
Domestic Violence: Leeds domestic violence 24 hour helpline which provides help for all victimes of abuse in Leeds.
Anti-Social Behaviour Contact Centre: Access point for support in relation to anti-social behaviour.
Stop Hate UK: Hate crime can be reported to Stop Hate UK, a voluntary organisation providing support for people affected by hate crime.
Victim Support Helpline: Victim Support is available to help anyone affected by crime, providing emotional support, information and practical help.
Leeds City Council Housing Options: If you are experiencing domestic violence you can approach the Housing Options for help and advice on housing, including emergency accommodation.
Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS): The Patient Advice and Liaison Service, known as PALS, has been introduced to ensure that the NHS listens to patients, their relatives, their carers and friends, and answers their questions and resolves their concerns as quickly as possible.
Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC): The professional body dedicated to the interests of the recruitment industry.
Age UK: Age Concern & Help the Aged are now Age UK for Elderly Benefits & Care Advice.
Action on Elder Abuse: Works to protect vulnerable adults and prevent the abuse of vulnerable adults. Their work includes providing a helpline provides information, advice and support to adults at risk and others who are concerned about or have witnessed abuse.
Ann Craft Trust (ACT): ACT works to ensure that organisations that support people, disabled children and vulnerable adults are aware of abuse and protection issues. This includes providing advice to anyone who has a query about the protection of vulnerable children and adults, including professionals, parents, carers and family members.
Behind Closed Doors: Confidential advice and support for women living in Leeds.
Broken Rainbow: Domestic Violence Helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual and Transgender people experiencing domestic violence.
Citizens Advice Bureau: Providing free information and advice about legal, financial and a host of other issues.
Crimestoppers: Independent Charity enabling anybody with information about criminal activity to pass it on, without living in fear of the consequences.
HALT (Help Advice and the Law Team): HALT works in Leeds offering legal advice, support and advocacy to women who have experienced domestic or sexual violence.
Jewish Women’s Aid: Support and information for Jewish women experiencing domestic violence.
Karma Nirvana: Karma Nirvana is a registered Charity that supports victims and survivors of forced marriage and honour based abuse; support includes an advice line.
MALE (Men’s Advice Line and Enquiries): Free phone line offering emotional and practical support as well as signposting to local services for men experiencing domestic violence.
National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline: The Free-phone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.
Respond: Respond works with children and adults with learning disabilities who have experienced abuse or trauma, as well as those who have abused others, through psychotherapy, advocacy, campaigning and other support. Respond also provides a helpline.
Samaritans (Leeds): Samaritans volunteers listen in confidence to anyone in any type of emotional distress, without judging or telling people what to do.
SARSVL: (Support After Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds).
Surviving Trauma after Rape (STAR): The STAR (Surviving Trauma After Rape) Project is a free support service for Females and Males aged 14 and over who have been raped or sexually assaulted. STAR offer counselling, emotional and practical support throughout West Yorkshire.
Survivors UK: Provides support in relation to male rape or sexual abuse, includes a helpline service.
Voice UK: National charity supporting people with learning disabilities and other vulnerable people who experienced crime or abuse. Voice UK will also support their families, carers and professional workers.
Women’s Aid: Provides a wealth of support and information in relation to domestic violencce.
Direct Payments: An easy guide to Direct Payments: giving you the choice and control.
Independent Living Fund: Provide discretionary cash payments directly to disabled people.