It's never easy to come to terms with the fact that you may be experiencing domestic violence and abuse. Cumbria has a countywide domestic violence service (Let go) who are available to help and advise, if they can't support you themselves they will be able to signpost you to someone who can.
Let go Domestic Violence Service
Let go offers non judgemental help and support to victims; whether or not you wish to end the relationship. This includes crisis intervention, advocacy, practical support, housing and safe accommodation. For free confidential information, advice and support please contact Let go.
Let go north 01228 633640
Let go south 01229 582386,
Let go west 01900 842991/842992
The police primary role is to prevent and detect crime, their overriding concern is to ensure the safety of the victim and to reduce the risk of further violence to anyone who may be present. The police will listen; provide help and immediate assistance if required.
In an emergency call 999, non emergency 101.
Victim Support provide free and confidential help to victims, witnesses their family, friends and anyone else affected by crime whether it has been reported to the Police or not and whether the crime has happened recently or in the past.
If you need our help call our Victim Care Unit on 0300 30 31 979 www.victimsupport.org.uk
Third Sector Agencies
There are also statutory and voluntary sector agencies in Cumbria who can provide counselling and therapeutic support. For details of the agencies who can offer support and links to their websites please go to the Third Sector Partner agencies section.
Churches Together in Cumbria
Christian communities working in partnership to tackle domestic violence www.churchestogethercumbria.co.uk. Churches Together DV Champions, Rev Eleanor Hancock: 01228 527106, Rosemary Campbell: 07778220810
Report domestic violence online
You can report domestic violence safely and anonymously online at www.notinmyhome.co.uk
You can seek advice from a solicitor or the Citizens Advise Bureau about your legal rights
www.citizensadvice.org.uk tel 03003300650
Men's support services
Let Go work with male victims of domestic abuse and there is also a national helpline. The Mens Advice Line 08088010327 www.mensadviceline.org.uk
Support for perpetrators
Respect (for perpetrators) 0808 802 4040 www.respect.uk.net