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Voice Northants and EMAS offer new referral process for domestic abuse victims

At Voice, it’s vital that victims and witnesses of crime are able to access our support services quickly and conveniently, whenever they’re required. It’s for this reason that we’ve worked hard to build a number of relationships with key partners and organisations throughout the county to ensure the Voice service…

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May 2018 at Voice Northants: over 800 support referrals received

At Voice, we’re dedicated to helping victims and witnesses of crime cope, recover and thrive, and our fantastic team of specialist support workers and volunteers works tirelessly to support those most in need. We think it’s important to keep a keen eye on statistics, and we’d like to share a…

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How to continue living your life under the threat of knife crime

The latest police figures have revealed there was a 22% increase in the number of knife crime incidents last year. This only factors in the cases that were reported to the authorities, which means the true extent of the problem may be even greater. The same study shows that 33%…

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Bereaved Parents Raise Money for Voice for Road Harm

Andrew Savage was just 24-years-old when he died. “He asked if we could buy him a motorbike to commute to work on,” explains Andrew’s father, Steve. “Being an ex-biker myself, I said ‘yes – as long as you’re careful’. And he was; he did his CBT and took his safety…

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How to come to terms with losing items of sentimental value

  We all own items which are valuable to us not because of what they’re worth, but because of what they represent. And, when taken from us, the feeling of loss can be overwhelming. If you have lost something of sentimental value (perhaps after a burglary, house fire or mugging)…

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6 things to do to your home following a burglary

According to the Office for National Statistics, around 2 in 100 households were victims of domestic burglary during 2017. That makes the chances of your home being burgled relatively low, but if it does happen, dealing with the trauma of losing possessions and having your home violated by an intruder…

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How to cope in crowds with PTSD

If you suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you might feel uncomfortable, panicked or scared when in a large crowd. This is nothing to be ashamed of and isn’t your fault; it is simply a symptom of PTSD, and may be linked to the fact you witnessed or were victim…

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The less obvious signs you may have been a victim of fraud

Some attempts to defraud are more obvious than others and criminals have become more adept at tricking unsuspecting victims in recent years. With fraud cases becoming increasingly sophisticated, it’s vitally important to keep yourself informed about the latest online and offline scams so you can take action if you are…

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Should you stay or should you go? The big Facebook debate

Facebook has hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons recently, and if news of personal data exploits has made you question your presence on there, we’ve got some useful advice. The good stuff Facebook is great for keeping up with friends and family. It’s why so many people use…

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Could you help shape how the UK deals with domestic abuse?

The government has launched a consultation on transforming the response to domestic abuse – and they want your views. Their intention is to drive a national conversation on how to prevent and tackle domestic abuse, informed by those who have experienced it. By working together we can all better prevent, protect…

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