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Domestic violence or hate crime

If you feel that you are in immediate danger - call the police on 999

If you are the victim of domestic violence or hate crime, we can help you with a range of options.

If you wish to stay in your current home, we can make a referral to the Leeds Sanctuary Scheme. Under the scheme installations can be made to improve the security of your home.

Leeds Sanctuary Scheme is run by Leeds City Council in partnership with West Yorkshire Police. The scheme aims to support people who are experiencing domestic violence or hate crime, to remain in their own home, if that is their choice, through the installation of a range of security measures.

Measures may include the installation of:
- Panic alarms
- Additional locks for doors and windows
- Security measures to strengthen door frames
- Anti-arson letterboxes
- Grilles to windows or doors

A Police officer will visit you and recommend suitable security measures for your home and your circumstances. Leeds City Council will then ask its contractor to visit your home and install the security measures.

If it is not safe for you to stay in your home, we will look at other ways of helping you, including emergency accommodation and priority for rehousing.

If you would like advice, information, somewhere safe to stay, or simply want someone to listen, you can ring one of these services:

- Leeds Housing Options - 0113 222 4412
- West Yorkshire Police Safeguarding Unit - 0113 241 4180
- Stop Hate UK (Free, 24 hour helpline) - 0800 138 1625
- Leeds Domestic Violence Services (24 hour helpline) - 0113 246 0401