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Other relevant services

Police

In an emergency always call 999. Call 101 for any other enquiries. Victims of domestic violence can ask to be seen by a female officer and they can arrange transport, medical aid and a safe place for you to go.

Health services

In an emergency call 999 or 111 is the NHS non-emergency number. 

South Lakes Citizen's Advice Bureau
Providing free, independent, impartial and confidential advice on a wide range of areas.
Telephone: 01539 446 464

Christians Against Poverty
Provide free debt counselling, offering support and solutions. 
Telephone: 0800 328 0006

Women's Aid
A national domestic abuse charity in England, providing support to victims of domestic abuse.
Freephone: 0808 2000 247 24
Email: helpline@womensaid.org.uk

Let Go
Providing a range of services to individuals experiencing domestic abuse regardless of age, gender or sexual orientation in Cumbria.   
Telephone: 
North: 01228 633 640                                                       
South: 01229 582 386                                                      
West: 01900 842 991/2
Email: letgo@impacthousing.org.uk

Springboard South Lakeland
Offers a unique recovery package tailored to the individual needs of people affected by domestic abuse.
Telephone: 01539 742 624
Email: Springboard@springfieldvoices.org 

Turning the Spotlight
A package of programmes and interventions for partners, ex partners and children experiencing domestic abuse in the home in South Cumbria.
Telephone: (Laraine Carr) 07919393311
Email: Laraine.carr@victimssupport.org.uk

Victim Support
Specialist support to help individuals of all ages who have been affected by crime and traumatic events including domestic violence.
Victim care team in Cumbria: 0300 303 0157
Supportline: 0808 168 9111

galop
National lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans domestic violence helpline.
Telephone: 0300 999 5428 or 0800 999 5428*
Email: help@galop.org.uk  

Birchall Trust
Provides a free counselling service for individual who have experienced recent or historic rape and sexual abuse in South Cumbria and North Lancashire.
Telephone: 01229 820 828
Email: info@birchalltrust.org.uk 

Shelter
A housing and homelessness charity providing advice to individuals with housing problems.
Housing advice helpline: 0808 800 4444

Samaritans
Emotional support for individuals in crisis.  
Telephone: 01524 616 66  
Freephone: (24 hours): 116 123
Email: jo@samaritans.org 
Write: Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, PO Box 9090, STIRLING, FK8 2SA

Relate
Range of services to support families and couples, offering counselling and advice.
Telephone: 0300 100 1234

National Family Mediation
Free family mediation for separating couples.
Telephone: 0300 4000 636  

National Centre for Domestic Violence
Provides a free emergency injunctions service for individuals experiencing domestic violence.
Telephone: 0207 186 8270 or 0800 970 2070