Cumbria Support Services

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

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.

Here you can find rape and sexual assault services supporting victims in Cumbria.

The Freedom Project offer free, long term, community based support to those experiencing any kind of abuse. They provide advice, information, guidance, and one-to-one and peer group mentoring.

The North West SAAS Partner Network (Strategic Direction for Sexual Assault and Abuse Services) is led by NHS England and covers Cheshire, Merseyside, Cumbria, Greater Manchester and Lancashire. It is made up of representatives from organizations who are responsible for commissioning sexual assault and abuse services. The aim of the website is to raise awareness of the support services  that are available to victims of sexual violence and provide a digital directory of services.

Here you can find information on mental health services available in North Cumbria.

Mind provide practical information about mental health, services and support.

Cumbria’s Local Offer aims to provide information to parents/carers and young people about provision expected to be available across education, health and social care for children and young people in their area who have special educational needs or are disabled (SEND), including those who do not have Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans.

Carer Support West Cumbria provides support to carers who look after a family member, relative, friend or neighbor who could not manage without their help.