- 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.
Alongside individual casework, beneficiaries can access specialist group support (e.g. around mental health) and a comprehensive package of wrap-around care. To support a preventative/early-intervention agenda, the service includes outreach work with young people in schools/colleges, plus training for professionals in key sectors and is pan Bedfordshire.
All information between the cat owner and foster carer is kept confidential. Our fosterers do not know the identity or whereabouts of the cat owner and vice versa, ensuring complete anonymity.
While it is not possible for the owner to visit their cat while it is being fostered, the Paws Protect team visit the fosterer on a regular basis and provide monthly updates to the owner to give them peace of mind.
Paws Protect covers all the costs of fostering for domestic violence – including cat food, feeding bowls, beds, vaccinations etc so owners know their pet is receiving the best care.
We provide tailored support around alcohol and drug use. We also provide aftercare to support clients in their recovery.
A grant has been awarded to the Foundation, specifically targeted to support victims of crimes and their family members, to help them overcome the emotional harm and trauma they have experienced.
Victim Support providea domestic abuse support services across Bedfordshire and have Independent Domestic Violence Advisor services based in Luton, Bedford and at Bedford Hospital.
Call us on 0800 1512605 or chat to us online
Are you a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic child, young person, parent or carer, affected by Covid-19? You can speak to us about your worries, problems and stresses during this time, and we can provide emotional support, practical advice and signposting to other organisations who can provide further help.
If you’re a professional, you can also contact us to discuss how to support a child or young person they are working with.
Freedom From Abuse exists to prevent child sexual abuse through education and training and engaging with parents, carers and all kinds of organisations involved with children to give them the knowledge and skills they need to prevent abuse from happening.
if you’re homeless or at risk of becoming homeless;
if your relationship with your family has broken down because of your sexual orientation or gender identity;
if you’ve been victimised or harassed;
if you need to escape from domestic abuse;
if you need advice about a dispute with your landlord;
if you need advice with your housing benefits.
an independent charity founded in 2003. Trained
volunteers offer free, confidential, emotional support
and practical help to bereaved families, witnesses and
others attending an Inquest at some of the Coroners’
Courts in England. We can signpost people to other
appropriate organisations and prior to the Inquest
we can give you support and information via our
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.
Victim Support provides emotional and practical help to victims of any crime cope and recover, irrespective of when the crime took place and whether or not it has been reported to the police.
Phone support available 24 hours.