Sources of Support

It's never easy to come to terms with the fact that you may be experiencing domestic violence and abuse.  Cumbria has a countywide domestic abuse service (Let go) who are available to help and advise on medium and high risk cases.  If they canít support you themselves they will be able to signpost you to someone who can.

Coercion and Control

The Serious Crime Act 2015 creates a new offence of controlling or coercive behaviour in intimate or familial relationships (section 76).  This website is for social workers and other health and social care practitioners to develop their knowledge and skills in working with situations of coercive control (Research in Practice for Adults and Women's Aid).  This resource was commissioned by the Chief Social Worker's Office at the Dept of Health. 

http://coercivecontrol.ripfa.org.uk/this external link will open in a new window


Let go Domestic Abuse Service

Let go offers non-judgmental help and support to victims; whether or not you wish to end the relationship. This includes crisis intervention, advocacy, practical support, housing and safe accommodation. For free confidential information, advice and support please contact Let go.

Let go north 01228 633640
Let go south 01229 582386,
Let go west 01900 842991/842992
letgo@impacthousing.org.uk

Cumbria Constabulary

The police primary role is to prevent and detect crime; their overriding concern is to ensure the safety of the victim and to reduce the risk of further violence to anyone who may be present. The police will listen; provide help and immediate assistance if required.

http://www.cumbria.police.uk/this external link will open in a new window

In an emergency call 999, non emergency 101.

Victim Support

Victim Support provides free and confidential help to victims, witnesses their family, friends and anyone else affected by crime whether it has been reported to the Police or not and whether the crime has happened recently or in the past.

If you need our help call our Victim Support on 0300 323 0085 www.victimsupport.org.ukthis external link will open in a new window

Third Sector Agencies

There are also statutory and voluntary sector agencies in Cumbria who can provide counselling and therapeutic support. For details of the agencies who can offer support and links to their websites please go to the Third Sector Partner agencies section.

Churches Together in Cumbria

Christian communities working in partnership to tackle domestic violence www.churchestogethercumbria.co.ukthis external link will open in a new window . Churches Together DV Champions, Rev Eleanor Hancock: 01228 527106, Rosemary Campbell: 07778220810

Safety Net   Tel: 01228 515859     http://safetynetuk.org/this external link will open in a new window

West Cumbria Domestic Violence Support  Tel 01900 67167 

http://www.freedom-project-west-cumbria.org.uk/this external link will open in a new window

Birchall Trust   Tel:  01229 820828  http://www.birchalltrust.org.uk/this external link will open in a new window

NSPCC Tel: 0808 800 5000  https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-abuse-and-neglect/domestic-abuse/

Victim Support Tel: 0300 303 0157  https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/help-and-support/get-help/support-near-you/north-west/cumbria

Barnardos Child Protection Helpline:  0808 800 5000  https://www.barnardos.org.uk/what_we_do/our_work/domestic_violence.htm

Bridgeway Centre Tel: 0808 118 6432  http://www.thebridgeway.org.uk/about-us/this external link will open in a new window

Legal support

You can seek advice from a solicitor or the Citizens Advise Bureau about your legal rights
www.citizensadvice.org.ukthis external link will open in a new window tel 0300 3300650

National helplines

Womens Aid 24hr helpline 0808 2000247 www.womensaid.org.ukthis external link will open in a new window

Childline 0800 1111 www.childline.org.netthis external link will open in a new window

National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline (Broken Rainbow) 0800 999 5428 www.galop.org.uk/domesticabuse/this external link will open in a new window

Menís support services

Let Go work with male victims of domestic abuse and there is also a national helpline. The Mens Advice Line 08088010327 www.mensadviceline.org.ukthis external link will open in a new window

Support for perpetrators

Respect (for perpetrators) 0808 802 4040 www.respect.uk.netthis external link will open in a new window

Video on Surviving Abusethis external link will open in a new window

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