- Help to restore mental and physical health
- Assisting family members with recovery
- Learning new skills and qualifications
- Help finding work
- Support with managing finances and accessing benefits
- Accommodation needs
- Someone speaking on your behalf to get you the help you need
- Information about criminal injuries compensation
- Personal safety and security advice
- Help with paperwork
- Signposting you to other support services
Where else can I get help?
Direction for Bedfordshire is the way forward; providing a free and confidential service to help offenders, their families and friends, and professionals
Direction for Bedfordshire is an online information and advice service linking to a database of partners and organisations from the voluntary sector who are working together to support offenders, ex-offenders and their families; including specialist providers who can point you in the right direction for the help you need.
We provide tailored support around alcohol and drug use. We also provide aftercare to support clients in their recovery.
Based in Bedfordshire, specially trained Helpline Advisers provide help, advice and support to callers, including potential victims in need of help, members of the public who may have spotted signs of modern slavery, statutory agencies, businesses and others. If callers do not speak English, the Helpline has access to interpreters in over 70 languages. The Modern Slavery Helpline practices a victim-centred approach, which respects the wishes of adult victims. Advisers engage in safety planning, offer emotional support and discuss various options, including the National Referral Mechanism (NRM). The Helpline also receives online reports through its website. In addition, the Helpline’s Resource Centre contains a directory of national and local services, charities and helplines.