Services for those wanting to change their behaviour

The way you behave will have an impact on the ones that you love, whether that is a partner/ex-partner or child. Attending the Jenkins Centre is an opportunity for you to change your behaviour and develop relationships that are safer, loving and respectful and no longer abusive.

One of the hardest things to do is make that first phone call. It is easy to put this off and promise yourself and others that it will never happen again. You have probably done that already but if you are serious about wanting to change and out words in to action, then the Jenkins Centre can help you.

What does the Jenkins Centre do?

We provide interventions that are designed to help people stop using abusive behaviour towards and intimate partner and others.

Alongside ending abusive behaviour we will work on developing better relationships with family and friends and increasing self-respect.

The ways we will do this are through group programmes and individual sessions.

What do I have to do?

You need to have a commitment to creating better relationships and to stop abusive behaviour. You will need to take a good look at yourself, do things differently and some things that won’t be easy. Changing your behaviour can be a difficult process but you will be supported all the way by our specialist Jenkins Centre staff.

The first step is to book an appointment to attend an assessment session which will explain how the centre works, explore what is happening in your relationship and your goals for change.

Together with the centre staff we will decide if the Jenkins Centre is right for you.

How long is the programme?

The group work programme is run in two stages. The first stage, called the Safer Relationships Programme, lasts for 12 weeks. The second stage, called the Respectful Relationships Programme, also lasts for 12 weeks. There is then the option of attending a Dad’s Programme after successfully completing the first two stages. All groups are held on a weekday evening, usually from 6pm-8:30pm.

How much will it cost?

The Jenkins Centre is free to Leicester City residents. If you live outside of this area and feel you need support around your behaviour then contact the centre staff.

Will the Jenkins Centre share information about me?

If a professional had referred you to the centre we will share the information with them. If we think you are a risk to others or yourself we will  share the information to increase their safety. We will be clear and honest with you about what will be confidential and what cannot be.

What is offered to my partner?

The Jenkins Centre has a separate partner support service that will be offered to your partner or ex-partner.

If you would like more information about the Jenkins Centre then please call 0116 254 0101 or you can email the centre at info@jenkinscentre.org

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