Somerset Support Services

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

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.

Somerset Domestic Abuse Support provides specialist and confidential support services to men, women and children who are affected by domestic abuse.

The Young Victims Service provides help and support to young people (aged five to 18) who have been victims of crime, anti-social behaviour or domestic abuse.

Somerset Integrated Domestic Abuse Services provide support for victims, children, and perpetrators of domestic abuse.

Lighthouse Victim and Witness Care have teams based at three hubs in Keynsham, Bristol and Bridgwater to ensure that each victim receives the tailored support and service they need local to them.

Here you can find a list of services in Avon and Somerset that provide support for victims.

Family Matters provide information about pharmacies that offer a safe place for victims of domestic abuse.

South West Advocacy Network have a Victims of Crime Advocacy Service which is a free, independent and confidential advocacy service for adult victims of crime and anti-social behavior.

The Local Offer  provides information on the services available for children and young people up to 25 years of age with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support provides support and information for people affected by rape or any kind of sexual assault or abuse at any time in their lives.

NHS Somerset provides mental health services to all age ranges and supports people with a range of mental health problems whether they are mild, moderate or severe.

Mind provide 24/7 mental health support to adults in Somerset and work with other organisations to deliver the support.

Somerset Carers provide free information and support for unpaid carers over the age of 18.