24hr Domestic Abuse Helplines:Herefordshire & Shropshire: 0800 783 1359Telford & Wrekin: 0800 840 3747Worcestershire: 0800 980 3331
24hr Domestic Abuse Helplines: Herefordshire & Shropshire: 0800 783 1359
Telford & Wrekin: 0800 840 3747
Worcestershire: 0800 980 3331

LEAG (Lived Experience Advisory Group)

“It was great to understand how much I can offer to help educate professionals about the real-life experiences of a survivor of DA and lesson/prevent the Secondary Trauma for others.”
Focus group participant

“The LEAG is so important as it gives a voice and opportunity for those who have been through domestic abuse to feel empowered in using their experience to shape change for themselves and others who share their story.”
Meg Trinder, LEAG Co-Ordinator

Lived Experience Advisory Group (LEAG)

Your experience. Your Voice.

We are offering an opportunity for those who have experienced domestic abuse to inform decision-making and Domestic Abuse Strategy across Herefordshire and Worcestershire, by joining the Lived Experience Advisory Group (LEAG).

What is the Lived Experience Advisory Group (LEAG)?
LEAG is a forum comprised of survivors of domestic abuse, designed as a platform for those with lived experience to inform decision-making and Domestic Abuse Strategy across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.  LEAG will bring together individuals who are passionate about – and have the capacity to – contribute to discussion relating to the shaping and evaluation of services and policies.

Who can be involved in the LEAG?
Anyone who has experienced domestic abuse and is willing to contribute to conversations regarding Domestic Abuse Strategy can sit on the LEAG.  We aim to capture diverse perspectives and welcome involvement from a range of individuals and communities.

What does being in the LEAG look like?
We hope to provide members of the LEAG with a variety of opportunities to make meaningful contributions and it is important that members feel capable to discuss their perspective. This may look like discussions within groups, attending quarterly partnership meetings, completing surveys or individual conversations with the project co-ordinator.

Is this a paid opportunity?
Membership in the Lived Experience Advisory Group is voluntary but £25 vouchers for attendance at quarterly Partnership meetings and at other required events will be provided.




Help us build lasting change

How do I join?
To become a member of the LEAG please contact LEAG Co-Ordinator, Meg Trinder megan.trinder@wmwa.org.uk 

How else can I help?
In our latest survey, we are looking at the impact on children and young people of living in a home where there is adult domestic abuse. LEAG will help the local Domestic Abuse Partnership Board to ensure that the right support is available for the children that are affected, and for their parent.
Please help us share your voice by completing our short survey – it takes just 5 minutes!

There is also the opportunity to join in one of our focus groups, register your interest at the end of the survey!