Provide women, men and young people (age 14+) in Northumberland with counselling, personal development, education and information on issues contributing to their general health and wellbeing. Telephone: 01670 853977
A free confidential service for all women and men experiencing domestic abuse or violence, irrespective of sexuality, age or gender. Telephone: 01434 608030.
Provides accommodation to female victims of domestic violence and is one of a number of refuges across the country. Telephone: 01670 820199
Northumberland County Council’s website gives information about domestic abuse and sexual violence and links to support sites for both domestic and sexual violence.
Escape is a charitable organisation who work county-wide across Northumberland with anybody affected by drugs and alcohol. Their services include counselling, group work, creative sessions, education.
A black led women’s organisation providing specialist services to women in the North East of England. The Angelou Centre’s work includes, but is not limited to, information and guidance, outreach, groups, services, training, and volunteer opportunities. They provide individual support for women, education, childcare assistance, employability guidance, citizenship guidance and a helpful environment where women can support each other.
Freedom from Torture provides support to adults, young people and children who have survived torture and organised violence. The vast majority of Freedom from Torture clients are asylum seekers or refugees who have secured their status in the UK.
Offers a range of services for all gay and bisexual men (13+) and other men attracted to men. Telephone: 0191 233 1333
North Northumberland Women’s Network provides a range of support services for women in Northumberland. Telephone: 07775 817544.
Northumberland Recovery Partnership
The Northumberland Recovery Partnership is a single-entry drug and alcohol treatment service for Northumberland. Telephone: 01670 396310
Offers helps to women and men who have been raped or sexually assaulted, aged 16 or over when the assault occurred. R.E.A.C.H is able to offer; access to a forensic medical examination (regardless of whether a person chooses to report to the police), practical support from an ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advisor) and counselling. Telephone: 0191 2219222
Relate offers counselling for those affected by abusive relationships, whether current or in the past. You can make an appointment for yourself, your children or for family counselling if you want to come together. Telephone: 0191 232 9101
Tyneside & Northumberland Mind exists to promote positive mental health, providing flexible, responsive and sustainable support services. We put people first by involving service users, carers and local community. We do all this to make it possible for people who experience mental distress to live full lives and play their full part in society. We offer a range of services based on the Recovery model where all services are focused on improving and enhancing an individual’s wellbeing, based on the principles and practices of person centred planning and self-directed support.
The Truth Project offers victims and survivors of child sexual abuse an opportunity to share their experiences in a confidential and supportive setting. It is part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, which was established to investigate the extent to which institutions and public bodies in England and Wales have failed to protect children from sexual abuse. The Truth Project aims to give a voice to victims and survivors of child sexual abuse, many of whom may have been silenced in the past. They are also able to make suggestions about how to prevent the same abuse happening in the future. This is a crucial part of the Inquiry’s work: hearing from victims and survivors will allow the Inquiry to understand the nature and scale of child sexual abuse and to hear their suggestions for change.The Truth Project has been designed in consultation with victims and survivors and their needs and wishes take priority. They are offered emotional support before, during and after their Truth Project session, they will not be contradicted or challenged and they are able to disclose as much or as little about their experiences as they feel comfortable with.
The Inquiry would like to hear from as many people as possible. In order to get in touch with the Truth Project please visit our website or call the information line: 0800 917 1000, which is open weekdays 8am-8pm and Saturdays 10am-12pm.
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Nursing Home Abuse Centre
If you have a loved one who is being cared for at a nursing facility and who you believe is being abused, there are many resources available in order to gain information on the topic, as well as to help put a stop to the abuse. Recent studies have demonstrated that women are more likely to experience some form of assault throughout life. The most common perpetrators of elder abuse are males that are close to the victim, most often a spouse or family member. It is also under reported. The New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study found that only 1 in 24 cases of abuse is reported. Please use our resources to get the support you or someone you may know needs.