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Happy 20th Birthday to the Sunflower Centre!

A HUGE HAPPY 20th BIRTHDAY to the Sunflower Centre – a pillar of the #Northants community for the past two decades! Each year the Sunflower Centre helps thousands of vulnerable people find safety. We were bowled over by this musical tribute by Martin Wells celebrating the amazing work our Independent…

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Christmas and New Year Opening Hours 2020

Everyone at Voice wishes you a very merry and safe Christmas! If you do need our help and support over the festive period, please be aware of our slightly altered opening times: December 2020 Monday 21st December                 8am – 6pm Tuesday 22nd December               8am…

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Do you know what to do if an adult is at risk of harm and abuse?

We should all know how to spot signs of abuse and the actions that should be taken if we have a concern. Statistics show that: Last year in Northamptonshire (2019-20) 3,577 concerns were received 1,062 of those concerns needed further action 51% of abuse was due to neglect 30% occurred…

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5 signs you’re in a toxic relationship

The phrase ‘toxic relationship’ has become more familiar in recent years as we, as a society, become more open to talking about positive and negative relationships. A toxic relationship is when the behaviours of a partner cause you emotional or physical pain, or leave you feeling like you have no…

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Have your say on changes to the code of practice for victims

The Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales, Dame Vera Baird, urgently wants to hear from victims of crime about their experiences of the criminal justice system, to inform her response to the government on the consultation around the Code of Practice for victims of crime (the ‘Victims’ Code’). This is…

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COVID-19 Scams – What to do if you’ve been a victim

Coronavirus-related scams are estimated to have already cost people over £1.5million in financial losses, as criminals try to trick people in to parting with money or financial details on the back of the pandemic. Our round-up of the latest COVID-19-related scams showed how criminals are posing as trusted sources to…

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COVID-19-related scams: What’s out there and how to avoid them

Authorities are asking people to be aware of scams that are circulating using COVID-19 as a cover for fraudulent activities. We’ve spoken to government and police officials for more information on what you can do to protect yourself from fraud throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. In the first of a series…

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