Lincolnshire Support Services

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

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.

Victim Lincs is a service put in place by the Police and Crime Commissioner to provide support to any victim of crime.

Lincolnshire Rape Crisis Centre provide an anonymous and confidential helpline and support service via telephone and email. They provide

  • one-to-one emotional and practical support with trained female support workers.
  • one-to-one counselling provided by experienced and qualified female counsellors.
  • ISVA services.
  • group therapy.

Shine is a charity that aims to support people with poor mental health to live well through providing support services and working with service users and carers and other agencies in Lincolnshire.

Empower Safer Homes support victims of domestic abuse who need improved or enhanced security carried out at their home address. The service is funded to support vulnerable victims of domestic abuse related crime where a crime has been reported and recorded.

Women’s Aid offers temporary refuge accommodation and support services for all victims of domestic abuse and violence, regardless of race, gender, age or sexual orientation.

SaferNEL is a multidisciplinary website which combines three key services to help safeguard children, adults, families and their community.

Carers First support unpaid carers. They provide online help and advice as well as practical and emotional support.

The Local Offer brings together information for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families.