Berkshire Support Services

On this page, you will find local resources designed to support families caring for victims of sexual or violent crimes in Berkshire.

Victim Support help anyone affected by crime – the victim, friends and family or others involved. You can get help at anytime regardless of when the crime took place. Victim Support help you to:

  1. Feel safe and secure.
  2. Understand your rights and services you’re entitled to.
  3. Explore ways to cope.
  4. Connect you to support networks.

Victims First makes sure that all victims of crime receive the support they need to cope with the impact of crime. They provide free emotional and practical support to victims, witnesses and family members of the victim.

The Dash Charity provide specialist support to adults and children experiencing mental health issues, modern slavery, immigration, trafficking, homelessness and complex needs associated with Domestic Abuse. They help victims access free legal help, injunctions and provide support if they have to go to court. There are programmes provided to recognise tactics of abuse to help those break the cycle of abuse.

Reducing the Risk provide a list of organisations in West Berkshire offering support and advice for victims.

Berkshire Women’s Aid provide advice, support and refuge services to male and female victims of domestic abuse in Bracknell, Reading and Wokingham.

Bracknell Forest Council have provided a list of support services across the county available to victims.

West Berkshire SENDIASS aims to empower children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their parents and carers to make informed decisions about education, health and social care.

NHS Berkshire have a list of mental health services provided by the NHS.

Safe Haven – East Berkshire offer mental health and emotional support to anyone aged 18 and over. They have a walk in service and offer telephone and video calls.

Age Space have provided a list of support services for carers in Berkshire.

NHS services that are provided to support carers across Berkshire.