Lancashire Support Services

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

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 information on:   

  1. What to expect as a witness of crime.
  2. What happens after a crime is reported.
  3. The victims right to review scheme.
  4. Giving a witness or victim statement.
  5. Going to court and what happens after the trial.
  6. Victim and witness support organisations.

Safenet Lancashire Refuges offer support to victims of domestic abuse.

The North West SAAS Partner Network is made up of representatives from organizations who are responsible for commissioning sexual assault and abuse services. The aim of this website is to raise awareness of the support services available to victims of sexual violence and provide a digital directory of services.

NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria provide mental health, learning disability, autism, physical health and community health services.

Mind work with all ages to help people build resilience and understand how to look after their mental health. They offer support to people who are facing barriers to achieving mental wellbeing and help people experiencing a mental health condition to get back on track.

Trust House Lancashire offer support to anyone who has been impacted by sexual abuse or sexual violence. They offer:

  • a safe, welcoming and non-judgemental environment.
  • 1 to 1 trauma informed talking therapy for adult survivors aged 18+.
  • children and young people therapy for survivors aged 6-18.
  • trauma focussed therapy such as Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy, Rewind therapy and Brain spotting.
  • play therapy for ages 4-11.
  • counselling for parents, partners and supporters of individuals that have been subject to sexual violence or abuse.
  • a specialist family support project where they work  therapeutically with non-offending members of the impacted family.

The Local Offer gives children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities and their families information about what support services are available in their area.

The Lancashire Carers’ Service provide information, advice and a wide range of specialist support services designed to help carers.