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Life Enhancement Skills Advisor (LESA)

After experiencing any form of sexual abuse, it’s normal for your emotions to be running high. For many people, this can have a real impact on how they cope with everyday issues. We can support you.

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What is the LESA Service?

We understand that for many people the impact of sexual violence can affect how they manage day-to-day with issues such as finances, benefits, and work.

The Life Enhancement Skills Advisors (LESA) is a service that we have developed which can offer practical help and support to existing ARCH clients, helping you to overcome these difficulties.

What can they help with?

Working alongside our other services, our LESA advisors are here to make sure you get all the practical support you may need. They can help identify any areas you may be struggling with and will work with you to create an action plan to assist you in all aspects of day-to-day life such as:

• Housing advice

• Help with drug and alcohol problems

• Improving qualifications

• Returning to work, training or education

• Welfare and benefits advice

• Financial support

We can also work with you towards any hopes and aspirations you might have for the future.

How to access this support

This service is only available to people who are currently registered with ARCH and receiving a counselling or ISVA service.

If you think you may need this additional support from the LESA Service, talk to your current ARCH worker, or contact us on 01642 822331.

Quality Standards

Rape Crisis England and Wales (RCEW) is the National Umbrella organisation for specialist rape crisis centres. The National Service Standards (NSS) are provide a quality assurance framework that enables services to demonstrate how their services are provided within professional frameworks that prioritise safety, governance, empowerment and continuous improvement.

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BACP Accreditation recognises the achievement of high standards of knowledge, experience and development in counselling and psychotherapy.

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