COVID-19 Update: Women’s Lives Leeds Position Statement and Changes to Services

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COVID-19 Update: Women’s Lives Leeds Position Statement and Changes to Services

Women’s Lives Leeds and our partners are prioritising the health of our service users, staff and the general public. We are endeavouring to continue providing support to those who need it and will continue to monitor the situation and adapt as needed. This statement will be shared on our website and social media.

Click here to download as a PDF

Click here to read our privacy statement re: COVID-19 


Women’s Lives Leeds direct services


Our drop-in service will move to telephone-based support. We are still providing confidential signposting and support.

To make an appointment contact:

  • Gurbinder: 07925 575012

The link to the website regarding drop ins is:


Friday Market

The Friday stall at Leeds Market is currently suspended.

Complex Needs Service:

We will continue to support women working with our Complex Needs Service via telephone support wherever possible. If you have any questions or concerns about continuing support please contact your worker.

Online services:

Given the changing situation, services in the directory may not always be available. As always, women are welcome to get in touch via the ‘Contact Us’ page. We will endeavour to respond within 1-2 working days.


Our partners

Leeds Domestic Violence Service (LDVS)
Leeds Domestic Violence Service continues to operate. Contact their 24-hour helpline on 0113 246 0401 or email

Behind Closed Doors
BCD services continue and can be contacted as usual – for contact details click here.

BASIS Yorkshire
Drop-ins and groups are currently suspended. Outreach in the Managed Area is currently suspended. See here for more information and guidance. Click here to read their official position statement.

Leeds Women’s Aid
Refuges, IDVA service and 24/7 LDVS helpline remains open. The shop is currently closed but donations are still being collected and distributed to refuge residents and high-risk clients. Online Live Chat is available Mon- Fri 1-3pm. Click here to read their official position statement.

Getaway Girls
Groups are currently suspended. Staff are working remotely – speak to your usual contact for more information.

Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service

Face to face services currently suspended, Keeping in Touch calls with existing clients. See their website for more information.

Together Women Project

Drop-in and groups are currently suspended. One-to-one work will continue via telephone. Click here for their position statement.

Women’s Health Matters

All groups are currently suspended. Support continues to be offered over telephone and email where appropriate.


The Preschool is open and classes in ESOL and IT are running.

All other group work has stopped or is taking place online.

Advice and support is available by phone or face to face on an appointment basis.

Nari Ekta

All classes and face-to-face contact is currently suspended.


Nursery is partially open only to children of key workers. All group work is suspended. The office is open and support is offered for the most vulnerable and isolated. More information on their website here.

Other services

Community Care Volunteering
If you’re healthy and low-risk please consider volunteering to support your local community. Click here for more information.

Citizens Advice
As of 18th March 2020 Citizens Advice Leeds will close face to face services. Resources will be diverted to telephone, email and webchat, available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Enquiries: 0113 223 4400
Help to Claim: 0800 138 3944

Samaritans can be contacted 24/7. Make a free call to 116 123. You can also email

Their helpline is currently unavailable but they are providing limited text and email support. See here for more information.


Taking care of yourself and those around you

Stay home if you have a high temperature or cough. See the guidance from the NHS for more information.

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