Other relevant services


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.

Financial hardship advice

If you are having issues paying your bills please see our financial hardship help, advice and support.

Health services

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

South Lakes Citizen's Advice Bureau gives 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 is national domestic abuse charity in England, providing support to victims of domestic abuse.
Freephone: 0808 2000 247 

Springfield Domestic Abuse Support in South Lakeland provide refuge accommodation and a community support service for people affected by domestic abuse.
Telephone: 01539 726171
Email addresses:

Turning the Spotlight is a package of programmes and interventions for partners, ex partners and children experiencing domestic abuse in the home in South Cumbria.
Telephone: (Laraine Carr) 07919 393 311

Victim Support offer 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 is the National lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans domestic violence helpline.
Telephone: 0300 999 5428 or 0800 999 5428

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

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

Samaritans offer emotional support for individuals in crisis.  
Telephone: 01524 616 66  
Freephone: (24 hours): 116 123

write: Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, PO Box 9090, STIRLING, FK8 2SA

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

National Family Mediation give 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

For further advice contact the Housing Options team using the details below or call the out of hours number on 0870 428 6905.

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