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Voice is here to help and support anyone affected by crime, whether you have reported it to the police or not.

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0300 303 1965info@voicenorthants.org

Everyone is entitled to support after a crime. In some situations you might need specialist support. Find out what victim support service is right for you

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Child Sexual Exploitation

RISE Team

01604 888345 rise@northants.police.pnn.uk

RISE stands for Reducing Incidents of Sexual Exploitation. The function of the RISE team is to provide one to one support with those who are at risk of, or who are being sexually exploited.

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Domestic Abuse & Domestic Violence services

Broken Rainbow

03009995428

Provides support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people experiencing domestic violence.

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Northampton Women’s Aid

0845 123 2311 info@northamptonwomensaid.org.uk

Northampton Women’s Aid have been sub-contracted to deliver domestic abuse prevention services in Northampton, East Northants, Corby, Daventry, Wellingborough and South Northants. In partnership with Service Six, a leading charity in Northamptonshire, Womens aid deliver a range of interventions as part of the Northamptonshire County Council’s Early Help and Prevention Strategy.

Wellingborough:

07879844451

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Relate

01604634400 info@relatenorthants.org.uk Visit website

Many people access Relate Northamptonshire’s services – older, younger, straight, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, black, white and varied ethnic groups. The counsellors, therapists, staff and trainers will always give you the respect you deserve and are experienced at supporting and helping you find the best way forward. They aim to help you, your partner and family members dealing with arguments in relationships, separation and divorce, affairs, sexual problems, step-families, retirement, new baby… anything that has an effect on your relationships.
They also offer support if you’re experiencing stress, anxiety or depression, suffering loss or bereavement or if you are experiencing domestic violence and abuse or if you wish your relationship was more respectful.

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Men’s Advice Line

08088010327 info@mensadviceline.org Visit website

Men’s Advice Line: a confidential helpline for any man experiencing domestic violence and abuse from a partner (or ex-partner).
The team of skilled professionals offering practical advice, information and emotional support to male victims of domestic violence, as well as to concerned friends and family and frontline workers.
The service is run and managed by Respect.
Their focus is to increase the safety of men experiencing domestic violence (and the safety of their children) and help them reduce the risk.

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NADASA

advice@northamptonwomensaid.org.uk

NADASA (Northamptonshire Against Domestic Abuse and Sexual Abuse) is made up of different service providers across Northamptonshire working together to support adults and children who are at risk or who have suffered domestic or sexual abuse.

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National Centre for Domestic Violence

08448044999

NCDV was established to help survivors of domestic violence obtain protection against an abuser, as well as offering services to the police, probation service, domestic abuse agency workers, the legal profession and judiciary.

They specialise in providing free, fast and effective legal support to survivors of domestic violence, usually by helping individuals obtain injunctions from their local county court. This free service is provided to everybody, regardless of their financial circumstances, sexual orientation, race, gender, age, or political or religious belief or otherwise.

Text ‘NCDV’ to 60777

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National Domestic Violence Helpline

08082000247

The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.

The Helpline can give support, help and information over the telephone, wherever the caller might be in the country. The Helpline is staffed 24 hours a day by fully trained female helpline support workers and volunteers. All calls are completely confidential. Translation facilities for callers whose first language is not English, and a service for callers who are deaf or hard of hearing are available.

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Nene Valley Christian Refuge (EVE)

01604 230588 Visit website

NVCFR works to build resilience and self-esteem in survivors of domestic violence and abuse through provision of a safe place and delivery of educational, therapeutic and healthy activities that provide a sense of purpose and wellbeing.

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Refuge

0808 2000 247 Visit website

Refuge is national charity supporting women and children who have experienced domestic violence through a range of services, including refuges, independent advocacy, community outreach and culturally specific services.

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The Mankind Initiative

08707944124 Visit website

The ManKind Initiative is a national charity that provides help and support for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence.
The initiative has the mission to directly and indirectly support male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence across the UK and within their local communities.

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Sunflower Centre

01604 888211

We offer a free service which provides advice and support including:

  • Crisis intervention, risk assessment and individual safety planning
  • Advice and support on civil and criminal court proceedings
  • Signposting to other services such as crime prevention, immigration advice, legal advice, groupwork and counsellors.
  • Advocacy with other agencies on your behalf

Northamptonshire Sunflower Centre employs qualified Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVA’s) who have specialist knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse including the effects it has on individuals, their family, local community and society as a whole.

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FGM, Honoured Based Violence, Forced marriage services

Dostiyo (Asian Women and Girls Association)

01604 745340 Visit website

DOSTIYO Asian Women and Girls Organisation is a charity serving the Asian community.

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Forced marriage unit

020 7008 0151 fmu@fco.gov.uk

The FMU operates a public helpline to provide advice and support to victims of forced marriage as well as to professionals dealing with cases. The assistance provided ranges from simple safety advice, through to aiding a victim to prevent their unwanted spouse moving to the UK (‘reluctant sponsor’ cases), and, in extreme circumstances, to rescues of victims held against their will overseas.

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Karma Nirvana

0800 5999 247

Supporting victims of honour crime and forced marriage since 1993

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Northamptonshire Flower

07835 489 907 northamptonshireflower@gmail.com

Champions the Human Rights of all girls and women, working towards eradicating the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Northamptonshire and across the UK by supporting victims and protecting those at risk of FGM.

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Hate Crime services

Northamptonshire Race Equalities Council

01604 400808

Campaigns for social justice in Northamptonshire and undertakes this work regardless of race, colour, religion, disability, age, sexuality, transgender status or gender.
Northamptonshire Race Equalities Council support and represent individual victims of discrimination and support victims of hate incidents and monitor hate incidents.

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Male victims of Domestic Abuse & Violence services

Men’s Advice Line

08088010327 info@mensadviceline.org Visit website

Men’s Advice Line: a confidential helpline for any man experiencing domestic violence and abuse from a partner (or ex-partner).
The team of skilled professionals offering practical advice, information and emotional support to male victims of domestic violence, as well as to concerned friends and family and frontline workers.
The service is run and managed by Respect.
Their focus is to increase the safety of men experiencing domestic violence (and the safety of their children) and help them reduce the risk.

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Road Peace

0845500355 helpline@roadpeace.org Visit website

A national charity for road crash victims, supporting those bereaved or injured, and working for road safety.

Road Peace offer the following support services for road crash victims:

  • Emotional support including a national helpline for road crash victims, a befriending network and our Resilience Building support programmes
  • Practical information guides that explain the post crash legal procedures
  • Advocacy and casework including attending inquests, trials or meetings with the bereaved family and the police, CPS, or their MP.
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The Mankind Initiative

0870 794 4124 Visit website

The ManKind Initiative is a national charity that provides help and support for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence with the mission to directly and indirectly support male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence across the UK and within their local communities.

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Mental, Physical, Learning Disability services

Ability Northants

01604 624088 mail@ability.northants.org.uk

Striving towards equality for disabled people and carers in Northampton

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Ask Normen

asknormen@nhs.net

Offers support and specialised services to children and young people of Northamptonshire experiencing mental health issues.

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Autism Concern

01604 239404 info@autismconcern.org

A “parent led” organisation whose mission is to provide high quality services to people across the autistic spectrum.

helpline: 0800 808 9090

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Consensus Support

08081681300 enquiries@consensussupport.com

provide person-centred services for people with learning disabilities and additional health and social care needs

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Cube Disability

info@thecubedisability.org.uk Visit website

Offer a fun and modern Day Care Service for adults with Learning Disabilities and Autism from our 3 custom built facilities located across Northamptonshire.

Northampton: 01604 603110

Daventry: 01327 311 557

Kettering:  01536 525 868

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Deafconnect

01604 589011 general@deafconnect.org.uk Visit website

To have an accessible and cost effective Centre for Deaf, hearing impaired adults and children offering high quality services that reach well into the community.
Deaf Connect aim to offer services in line with need, in consultation with the Deaf, Deafened and Hard of Hearing communities and other stakeholders.

Minicom: 01604 588184

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Headway (East Northants)

01933 652311 Visit website

Headway East Northants, based in Irthlingborough, is a charitable organisation providing support and services to those individuals, family members and carers affected by an acquired brain injury.

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Headway (Northampton)

01604 591045 Visit website

Headway East Northants, based in Northampton, is a charitable organisation providing support and services to those individuals, family members and carers affected by an acquired brain injury.

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Mencap (Northampton)

01604 874710 Visit website

Work in partnership with people with a learning disability, and support people to live life as they choose.

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Mind (Rushden)

01933 312800 office@rushdenmind.org.uk

Rushden Mind is a mental health charity affiliated to National Mind, serving Rushden, Northamptonshire and the surrounding area. Rushden Mind is committed to the maintenance of well-being to help prevent mental disorder and the provision of support and re-ablement of people suffering from mental disorders or emotional distress.

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Northamptonshire Association for the Blind

01604 719193 helpline@nab.org.uk Visit website

For more than 100 years Northamptonshire Association for the Blind have been working with blind and partially sighted people throughout Northamptonshire helping thousands of individuals transform their lives.

they are the leading provider of specialist advice, support and information for anyone encountering sight loss in the county and are here to provide you with the advice, support, information and equipment you need to remain independent.

The range of responsive services have been developed to help you at a time when you need it most.

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Northamptonshire National Autistic Society

01933 653200 northamptonshire@nas.org.uk Visit website

The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for people affected by autism. They provide a wide range of quality, personalised support services for people on the autism spectrum and their families and carers in Northamptonshire.

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Spectrum

01604 754120

Spectrum is for adults with learning difficulties, disabilities and mental health issues

Spectrum Northants is a registered charity. Spectrum has been established to support adults with learning difficulties, disabilities and mental health issues.

Berrywood Road, Duston, Northampton NN5 6XA

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Spectrum northants

01604 754120 Info@Spectrumnorthants.co.uk

Has been established for adults with learning difficulties, disabilities and mental health issues

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VoiceAbility

02033 558846 Visit website

VoiceAbility supports people who face disadvantage or discrimination to have a voice that counts. VoiceAbility offer services across the advocacy and involvement spectrum.

They work in many local authorities, offering statutory and informal advocacy, as well as nationwide for our consultancy, training and easy read services.

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Road victim services

Roadharm

03003031965 roadassist@assisttraumacare.org.uk Visit website

ASSIST Trauma Care is a specialist Third Sector (Not-for-Profit) organisation offering therapeutic help to adults and children, individuals and families, affected by a wide range of traumatic occurrences, including road trauma.

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Brake

0808 8000 401 helpline@brake.org.uk Visit website

Brakes vision is a world that has zero deaths and injuries, and people can get around in ways that are safe, healthy and sustainable.

The helpline is for anyone in the UK who has been bereaved or seriously injured in a crash or their carers, whether the crash happened recently or a long time ago. Our helpline officers are professionals, experienced in supporting people who have suffered a dreadful experience.

The helpline is open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday

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Sexual Health

Sexual Health Clinics (previously called GUM – genital and urinary medicine)

Provide contraception, screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), the management of genital skin conditions and genital pain, as well as HIV management and care. The services are for everyone, whatever your gender, sexuality, age, race or faith.

Northampton General Hospital: 01604 637203

Ashwood Centre, Kettering: 01536 410647

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Sexual Violence & Rape

NADASA

advice@northamptonwomensaid.org.uk

NADASA (Northamptonshire Against Domestic Abuse and Sexual Abuse) is made up of different service providers across Northamptonshire working together to support adults and children who are at risk or who have suffered domestic or sexual abuse.

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Northamptonshire Rape Crisis Centre

01604 250721 info@nricc.co.uk

Provides counselling for people who have been raped – 14years and over

Helpline: 0333 003 1988

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serenity (sarc)

01604 745005 Serenity@nhft.nhs.uk

Serenity Northants is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)who provide a sensitive and confidential service to anyone in Northamptonshire who has been a victim of rape or serious sexual assault.
Serenity is here to support you – you don’t have to tell the police if you don’t wish to. They provide a safe and confidential environment, where you can get the information you need to make the decisions about what you want to do next and explore what choices and support agencies are available.
The service is available FREE, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and provides a range of resources including medical examination, sexual health assessment, referrals to other services, collection of forensic samples, information and help about reporting, and a range of support & information services.

24/7 helpline: 01604 601713

Office Hours (8am-6pm, Mon-Fri)

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Stalking & Harassment services

National Stalking Helpline

0808 802 0300

Provides guidance and information to anybody who is currently or has previously been affected by harassment or stalking.

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Paladin National Stalking Advocacy Service

0207 840 8960

Provides advice and support to high risk victims of stalking

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Witness Care services

Citizens Advice:

0300 332 1000 Visit website

This vital service offers free support for witnesses in over 300 criminal courts across England and Wales.

Trained volunteers offer emotional support and practical help to witnesses before, during and after the trial. This includes:
•greeting witnesses
•providing court room tours
•explaining court procedures
•giving updates on the progress of the case
•providing emotional and practical support linked to giving evidence.

It is a free, confidential support service offered to anyone called to give evidence for either the prosecution or defence. This also includes witnesses under the age of 18.

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Young Person services

Voice for children and young people

03003031965 info@voicenorthants.org

We’ve been set-up to only help people like you –  anyone under the age of 21 in Northamptonshire who has been affected by crime, no matter what has happened, when it happened, where it happened or whether it happened to you or not. You don’t even have to have reported anything to the police.

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Ask Normen

asknormen@nhs.net

Offers support and specialised services to children and young people of Northamptonshire experiencing mental health issues.

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CAN

08450556246 info@can.org.uk Visit website

CAN Young Peoples Team Works with young people under 18 with substance misuse issues, providing drug, alcohol and homelessness services throughout Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire.

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Childline

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ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything -no problem is too big or too small.

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Free 2 Talk

01604629624 enquiries@free2talkcic.org.uk Visit website

Free 2 Talk CIC is a not for profit organisation that strives to tackle challenges and find effective solutions that empower families, children and young people to achieve their aspirations.
Free 2 Talk offers practical support and programmes to: Parents, Young people, Practitioners and Organisations.

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MASH

03001261000 MASH@northamptonshire.gscx.gov.uk Visit website

The Multi-Agency Shared Hub is available to report concerns for a child’s welfare, or offer support and advice about how to make an appropriate referral.

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Northamptonshire Association of Youth Clubs (NAYC)

01604499699 Visit website

The aim of NAYC is to help and educate young people, especially, but not exclusively through their leisure-time activities, to develop their physical, mental and spiritual capacities that they may grow to full maturity as individuals and as members of society.

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Northamptonshire Rape Crisis Centre

01604250721 Visit website

Provides counselling for people who have been raped – 14years and over

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NSPCC

01604493336 ebarnett@nspcc.org.uk Visit website

Works directly with children and families on a range of issues from protecting children from sexual abuse, through to helping families who misuse drugs and alcohol and providing social workers with the tools they need to tackle neglect.

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RISE Team

01604888345 rise@northants.police.pnn.uk

RISE stands for Reducing Incidents of Sexual Exploitation. The function of the RISE team is to provide one to one support with those who are at risk of, or who are being sexually exploited.

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Service Six

01933226602 reception@servicesix.co.uk

Service Six is the county’s specialist provider of outcome based professional therapeutic, support, diversionary and activity services for thousands of hard to reach children, young people, adults and families per year.

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The Low Down

01604622223 Visit website

Offer vital support services for children and young adults in Northamptonshire whatever the issue may be. The Low Down is a charity with a friendly, fully trained team.

Drop in services 6 days a week.

3 Kingswell St, Northampton NN1 1PP

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Time To Talk

01327706706 Visit website

Offer free services for young people aged 13-25 in Daventry and Towcester. This includes counselling by appointment and services that can be accessed if you just drop-in.

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Youth Offending Service

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Youth offending teams work with young people that get into trouble with the law.

They look into the background of a young person and try to help them stay away from crime.

They also:

  • run localcrime prevention programmes
  • help young people at the police station if they’re arrested
  • help young people and their families at court
  • supervise young people serving acommunity sentence
  • stay in touch with a young person if they’re sentenced tocustody
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