In June locally grown service EDAN Lincs (Ending Domestic Abuse Now in Lincolnshire), registered charity number 1092913, are celebrating 24 years providing domestic abuse services in Lincolnshire.
From April a new-look domestic abuse support service called Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse Specialist Service (LDASS) delivered by EDAN Lincs was launched providing support and assistance to victims of domestic abuse across Lincolnshire.
With support from Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, NHS Lincolnshire Integrated Care Board, Lincolnshire County Council and other agencies and partners, the new service offers a more joined-up approach and includes:
- Universal offer of support – this is an online support and advice for all domestic abuse victims via digital platform www.ldass.org.uk
- A support hub and helpline run by EDAN Lincs on 01522 510041 opt 2 and accessible Monday – Friday 9am-5pm (excluding bank holidays).
- Intervention services for adults, children and young people that include safety planning, 1:1 practical/emotional support and crisis intervention, family support and direct support for children, support in accessing legal advice, support in court and other services, courses/group support designed for survivors.
- Recovery support
- A new outreach and engagement team to increase community and individual awareness, providing early interventions, developing survivor support networks and recruiting domestic abuse champions to signpost victims to appropriate support.
Celia Madden, Chief Executive of EDAN Lincs said: “It is crucial that victims fleeing domestic abuse are able to access services that they know and trust and are local to them. EDAN Lincs delivering LDASS (Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse Specialist Services) will carry on strengthening links with NHS, Police and other partner agencies in helping women, men and children living in Lincolnshire who have experienced domestic abuse and supporting them to live lives free from the fear of domestic abuse. If you or someone you know is going through domestic abuse, we’re here to help.”
You can reach EDAN Lincs via:
PO Box 125, Lincoln
Tel: 01522 510041
General Enquiry: firstname.lastname@example.org