How to get advice and support
When you have experienced a crime, there may be many reasons why you would like advice or support. However big or small your questions or worries are, there are organisations that can help.
Advice and support organisations
If you have been a victim of crime, you may need practical help and information about, for example, replacing or repairing property (such as changing locks) or claiming compensation. Victim Support is a national, independent charity whose trained volunteers can help you. Their services are free, confidential and available to everyone, regardless of when the event happened. You might find it helpful to talk to one of their volunteers, if you found the experience distressing. If you need more specialised advice or support, they will also be able to refer you to a more suitable organisation.
- Victim Care Unit
Tel: 0300 303 1947
- Victim Support Help Line
Tel: 0845 30 30 900
If you have experienced a crime, you may be facing financial problems or need financial advice as a result. You may also have questions about legal issues or other practical problems. The national network of Citizens Advice Bureaux can help you resolve these by giving you free information and advice.
There is a lot of practical information and advice available online if you have experienced a crime. If you don’t have access to the internet, UK Online can help you find free or low cost internet access at one of their local centres. They have over 6,000 centres – call them free to find your nearest one.
- UK Online
Tel: 0800 771234