Herefordshire Support Services

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

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.

The Victim Advice Line is a free and confidential service for people that have been affected by crime in West Mercia. Care Coordinators will work with victims to understand exactly what kind of help support is needed.

Active Herefordshire is a charity that improves peoples lives through physical activity and sport. They also provide a list of contacts that support victims of crime.

West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre is a free, confidential and non-judgemental support service for survivors who have experienced any form of rape or sexual abuse at any time in their lives. They provide:

  • a telephone helpline for female and male survivors and their supporters.
  • face to face counselling for survivors over the age of 11.
  • an Independent Sexual Violence Advisory Service for survivors over the age of 5.
  • a signposting service.
  • internal and external training.

Women’s Aid support women and children affected by domestic violence.

Here can be found a list of support services for victims of crime.

Mind offers advice, information and support for mental health. They have a list of mental health services, that they offer.

The Local Offer sets out the support, services and information available for children and young people, from birth to 25 years old, with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families.

Crossroads Together supports unpaid carers of all ages and the people they care for. It provides information, advice and practical support to new and existing carers with the aim of improving their health and wellbeing.