Get Help

As a Partnership, we understand that men, women, transgender and LGBTQ+ individuals have different needs, and our response will be appropriate to your need. It is important to us that all survivors of domestic abuse are provided with appropriate and tailored support in order to rebuild their lives.

Please select from the links below for details of services that can help you.

If you are in immediate danger, please call 999.

Domestic Abuse: how to get help

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Rape Crisis Logo - Purple, green and grey
24/7 Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Line

Developed and launched by Rape Crisis and the UK Government, this service provides victims of …

England and WalesViewrape-sexual-abuse
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ACCM (UK) Bedford

ACCM (UK) support victims of DV/sexual abuse and provide emotional support. ACCM (UK) works in …

, , , , Bedfordshire and offering UK wide on illegal harmful traditional practicesViewfemale-genital-mutilation-fgm forced-marriage honour-based-abuse rape-sexual-abuse women
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Advice Central

A centralised advice service for Central Bedfordshire covering topics such as: Education Benefits Money Housing …

Central BedfordshireViewgeneral-advice
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Advice Local

Advice Local can help you to find support with: Benefits and tax credits Council tax …

, , , , , NationalViewdisabled-people-and-carers economic-abuse general-advice legal-advice no-recourse-to-public-funds other-support
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Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse (AAFDA)

Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse (AAFDA) provides specialist and expert advocacy and specialist peer support …

Age Uk logo, colours are blue, pink, green and orange
Age UK

Age UK provide a free confidential advice line for older people, their families, friends, carers …

Bank/Building Society Helplines for Domestic/Financial Abuse

A variety of banks, building society and card providers have phonelines for customers who are …

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Bedford Women’s Centre

A local charity, supporting women in the community to improve the quality of their and …

Bedford and surrounding Bedfordshire villagesViewwomen
Logo for Bedfordshire Open Door Counselling for Young People. Colours are blue, black and white
Bedfordshire Open Door

Offer counselling to young people aged 13 – 25 year in Bedford Borough and North …

, Bedford Borough & North Central BedfordshireViewchildren-young-people counselling
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Bedfordshire Talking Therapies

Run by the NHS, Bedfordshire Talking Therapies offers a range of free and confidential talking therapies …

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Bedfordshire Talking Therapies – Domestic Abuse Counselling and Therapeutic Support

*For those living in supported accommodation* Service for those 18 years plus. Qualified, trauma-informed counsellors …

, , Central BedfordshireViewcounselling men women
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Bedfordshire Victim Care Services

Free, confidential telephone and face to face practical and emotional support and advice to anyone …

, , , , , BedfordshireViewbdap-partnership-agencies children-young-people general-advice men rape-sexual-abuse women
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Better Housing Better Health

A free helpline to help residents access grants and funding, offer energy switching advice, sign …

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Bobby Scheme

The Bobby Scheme provides home safety checks and can provide and fit home safety devices …

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Carers Central

Carers Central is a hub providing information, advice, and support with the aim of improving …

Cat Protection Logo - orange and purple
Cats Protection Lifeline

Cats Protection Lifeline is a service provided by Cat’s Protection, it was previously called Paws …

London & the Home Counties including BedfordshireViewpets
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Child to Parent Abuse (CAPA) First Response CIC

CAPA offers support for families and professionals impacted by child/adolescent to parent abuse. They currently …

Childline logo - reads Childline, online, on the phone, anytime. Blue text on white background

Childline will help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through …

, NationalViewchildren-young-people deaf-people
CHUMS logo - a large blue and small orange elephant image, CHUMS logo in blue below and orange text Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Service in orange

CHUMS is a mental health and emotional wellbeing support for children, young people and their …

, Luton and BedfordshireViewchildren-young-people counselling
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Counselling Directory

The Counselling Directory is a national confidential service that encourages those in need to seek …

National with Local CentresViewcounselling
Blue logo for The Domestic Abuse Alliance
DA Alliance – Legal Support for victims/survivors of domestic abuse

The DA Alliance brings together organisations working on the frontline of domestic abuse with the …

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Direction for Bedfordshire

Direction for Bedfordshire is a dedicated, confidential signposting service that gives free advice and guidance, …

, BedfordshireViewgeneral-advice perpetrators
Dogs Trust Logo - Yellow and black
Dogs Trust Freedom Project

A dog fostering service for people fleeing DA and going into refuge. Dogs Trust offers …

Across the UKViewpets
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Domestic Abuse Resettlement Team (DART)

Bedfordshire wide provision for anyone needing to be rehoused either within Bedfordshire or another local …

, , BedfordshireViewmen resettlement women
Horizons Logo - green and white
Early Childhood Partnership – Horizons Domestic Abuse Support Service

Horizons is a project for women and their children, living in Bedford who have experienced …

, BedfordshireViewchildren-young-people women
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Early Childhood Partnership – Onyx Independent Sexual Violence Advocacy Service

The Onyx service helps anyone who has been the victim of unwanted sexual contact, at …

, , , BedfordshireViewchildren-young-people men rape-sexual-abuse women
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Early Childhood Partnership – Talk:4M

Talk:4M offers tailored support for male victims of domestic abuse. The service is delivered across …

Embrace Logo - Black and red
Embrace Child Victims of Crime

Embrace are solely focused on supporting children, young people and families who are victims of …

Embrace Logo - Black and red
Embrace, Child Victims of Crime – KIDVA Support

KIDVA provides support to Children who have been witness to or assaulted, abused by a …

Faces logo, colours are white and purple

Faces Bedford offers one to one practical and emotional support to families, including through Bedford …

, BedfordViewchildren-young-people women
FGM National Clinical Group logo - purple text on white background
FGM National Clinical Group

Founded in 2007, the FGM National Clinical Group are a UK based registered charity who …

, NationalViewfemale-genital-mutilation-fgm general-advice
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Financial Support Line for Victims of Domestic Abuse

The Financial Support Line for Victims of Domestic Abuse is run in partnership between Surviving …

, NationalVieweconomic-abuse general-advice Logo - black and white
Forced Marriage Unit

The Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) is a joint Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Home Office …

, , , , UK and overseasViewforced-marriage general-advice honour-based-abuse men women
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Freedom Programmes Luton

The Freedom Programme is for women. It examines the roles played by attitudes and beliefs …

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Galop – National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline

Galop’s LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline offers emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people who have …

GamCare Logo - Blue and white

GamCare is the leading national provider of free information, advice and support for anyone affected …

, Nationwide - click on the website tab 'Get Support' to find local supportViewgeneral-advice other-support
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Grand Union Housing Group

Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG) have been in business for over 25 years and provide …

, , Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and HertfordshireViewmen older-people women
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HALO Project

The HALO Project Charity is a national project that supports victims of honour based abuse …

, , , , NationalViewfemale-genital-mutilation-fgm forced-marriage honour-based-abuse men women
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Hertfordshire Domestic Abuse Helpline

The Hertfordshire Domestic Abuse Helpline is a free, confidential support and signposting service for anyone …

Hertfordshire, borders of BedfordshireViewgeneral-advice
Holes in the Wall

Holes in the Wall is a website that aims to help those experiencing abuse from …

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Home-Start Bedfordshire

Home-Start Bedfordshire helps young children and their families who are struggling with physical and mental …

, Bedfordshire and LutonViewchildren-young-people women
Hourglass logo - purple and orange

Hourglass works to protect older people from harm, abuse and exploitation across the UK. With …

The service covers the entire UK with different web entries depending on where you are within the UK e.g. England, Wales, Scotland or Northern IrelandViewolder-people
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IMPAKT Housing & Support

IMPAKT began delivering women’s refuge services in 2016, housing women escaping abuse, with or without …

, Central BedfordshireViewresettlement women
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Jewish Women’s Aid

Jewish Women’s Aid is the only specialist organisation in the UK supporting Jewish women and …

, , , NationalViewblack-minority-ethnic-people children-young-people forced-marriage women
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Karma Nirvana

Karma Nirvana is a UK based helpline providing emotional and practical support to male and …

, , , NationwideViewforced-marriage honour-based-abuse men women
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Living Your Life

Living Your Life supports everyone aged 13+ across Bedfordshire who have been affected by trauma, …

, , , BedfordshireViewcounselling men rape-sexual-abuse women
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London Friend

London Friend provide health and wellbeing support for the LGBTQ+ community. Support available includes mental …

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Luton All Women’s Centre (LAWC)

A local charity for women, run by women, based in Luton. Offering one to one …

, , , , , Based in Luton, but will support women from BedfordshireViewblack-minority-ethnic-people female-genital-mutilation-fgm forced-marriage honour-based-abuse legal-advice women
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Mankind Initiative

The Mankind Initiative is a confidential helpline that is available for all men across the …

Purple logo for Respect Men's Advice Line
Men’s Advice Line

Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic abuse and those supporting …

, NationalViewlgbtq men
Mind logo - blue text and scribble image on a white background

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign …

, , NationalViewmen mental-health-support women
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Mind BLMK Crisis Cafes

Mind BLMK are collaborating with East London Foundation Trust (ELFT) in Central Bedfordshire, Luton and …

Mindfulness Support Services Logo - orange and red
Mindfulness Support Service

The Mindfulness Support Service offer Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire residents free 8 week block courses on: …

, , Bedfordshire & HertfordshireViewchildren-young-people men women
Respond logo - blue text on a white background
National Advocacy for Domestic Abuse Project (NADA)

NADA is a project run by Respond, which was founded in 1991 to help adults …

, NationalViewdisabled-people-and-carers women
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National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)

NAPAC provide the only free national support service for adult survivors of all types of …

, , NationalViewmen rape-sexual-abuse women
National Centre for Domestic Violence Logo - Yellow and black
National Centre for Domestic Violence

The National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) specialise in providing free, fast and effective support …

, , , , NationalViewchild-to-parent-abuse general-advice legal-advice men women
National Domestic Abuse Helpline Logo - Pink and black
National Domestic Abuse Helpline

The freephone, 24 Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline, run in partnership between Women’s Aid and …

National Stalking Helpline Logo - White and blue
National Stalking Helpline

The National Stalking Helpline is run by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust and offers information and …

NHS East of England Gambling Service logo - blue square with NHS in white text, then black text underneath for East of England Gambling Service
NHS East of England Gambling Service

The East of England Gambling Service is free and run by the NHS. Whether you …

East of England including Bedford, Central Bedfordshire and LutonViewother-support
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NSPCC Helpline

The NSPCC Helpline is staffed by trained professionals who can provide expert and advice and …

, , , NationalViewchildren-young-people female-genital-mutilation-fgm general-advice mental-health-support
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One Voice 4 Travellers

One Voice 4 Travellers works with and supports members of the Gypsy, Traveller and Roma …

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Own My Life (via Home-Start)

Own My Life is a 12 week course that supports women in regaining ownership of …

Central Bedfordshire & LutonViewwomen
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Paladin – National Stalking Advocacy Service

Paladin is a trauma-informed service established to assist high risk victims of stalking in England …

England & WalesViewstalking-harassment
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Parallel Lives Programme

Parallel Lives Programme run a 17-week co-parenting and unhealthy relationship programme for couples who are …

, , Bedfordshire and HertfordshireViewchildren-young-people men women
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Parental Education Growth Support (PEGS)

PEGS supports parents & professionals with child to parent abuse. They have a network of …

Path 2 Recovery Logo - Green and white
Path 2 Recovery – Bedford Hub

Path 2 Recovery (P2R) is a one stop service providing advice, support and treatment to …

Path 2 Recovery Logo - Green and white
Path 2 Recovery – Dunstable Hub

Path 2 Recovery (P2R) is a one stop service providing advice, support and treatment to …

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Penrose – Bridge House

Bridge House is supported accommodation for expectant mothers, mothers with up to 2 children under …

Luton. However women fleeing domestic abuse do not need to have local connectionsViewwomen
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Penrose – Community Action to Thrive and Enable (CATE) Project

The CATE Project supports vulnerable women to make changes in their lives with support interventions …

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Queens Park Community Organisation

Practical help for No recourse to public fund victims (temporary accommodation, Transport, Interpreting, Essential items …

, BedfordshireViewno-recourse-to-public-funds other-support
Rape Crisis Logo - Purple, green and grey
Rape Crisis UK

Rape Crisis is a national charity and umbrella body representing a network of 41 specialist …

, National with Local CentresViewrape-sexual-abuse women
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Reflect Text Messaging Service

Reflect is a free, confidential and 24/7 text support service for young people (aged 11-25) …

Bedfordshire and Milton KeynesViewchildren-young-people
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Rehab 4 Addiction

Rehab 4 Addiction was founded to assist those affected by substance misuse and their loved …

Relate logo - blue text on white background

Relate are a UK charity who offer relationship support for adults of all ages, backgrounds, …

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ResoLUTiONS Alcohol and Drug Recovery Service

ResoLUTiONs is for adults in Luton who are struggling with alcohol and/or drug use. They …

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Respect Phoneline

A confidential and anonymous national helpline for anyone concerned about their violence and/or abuse towards …

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Revenge Porn Helpline

The Revenge Porn Helpline is a UK service offering support to adults (18+) who are …

, , , NationalViewlgbtq men rape-sexual-abuse women
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Rights of Women

Rights of Women is a charity that aims to provide women with the legal advice …

, NationalViewlegal-advice women
Samaritans logo - white text on green background

Samaritans is a UK charity for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to …

, , , , , , Viewblack-minority-ethnic-people general-advice lgbtq men mental-health-support older-people women
Shelter logo - red text with a red roof image over it

Shelter is the national housing and homeless charity. They provide housing advice for issues around …

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SignHealth – Supporting Young People

SignHealth is a national service – Supporting Young People is a unique project working with …

, NationalViewchildren-young-people deaf-people
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SignHealth – The Deaf Health Charity

SignHealth is the UK’s only national sign-language based service to help deaf women and children …

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Sorted Counselling Service

Sorted offers a free and confidential counselling service for young people aged between 10 and …

, Central BedfordshireViewchildren-young-people counselling
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Sorted Counselling Service – FORTIS Project for Children/Young People Affected by Domestic Abuse

The Fortis Project is offered by Sorted Counselling Service and offers counselling to children and …

, Central BedfordshireViewchildren-young-people counselling
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Southall Black Sisters

Southall Black Sisters are a not-for-profit, secular and inclusive organisation, established in 1979 to meet …

, , , NationwideViewblack-minority-ethnic-people counselling forced-marriage women
Space logo - neon colours

SPACE is designed specifically for young people, aged 9-16 in Bedford Borough, who have experienced …

Bedford BoroughViewchildren-young-people
Stepping stones logo - blue and purple
Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones is a Luton based charity which supports women who are victims of domestic …

, , Luton & Central BedfordshireViewcounselling legal-advice women
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Stonewater Asian Women’s Refuge

Stonewater provide a specialist refuge for South Asian women, young people and children fleeing domestic …

, , , NationalViewblack-minority-ethnic-people female-genital-mutilation-fgm forced-marriage honour-based-abuse
Support Line Logo - Purple

SupportLine provides a national confidential telephone helpline offering support to any individual on any issue. …

, , , NationalViewchildren-young-people general-advice men women
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Surviving Economic Abuse (SEA)

SEA are a UK charity dedicated to raising awareness of economic abuse and transforming responses …

, NationalVieweconomic-abuse general-advice
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Survivors UK

Survivors UK provides a national helpline and both individual counselling and group work from their …

, , NationalViewlgbtq men rape-sexual-abuse
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The Chrysalis Centre

The Chrysalis Centre is a programme of interventions to break the cycle of domestic abuse, …

The Counselling Foundation logo, colours are black, light blue and purple
The Counselling Foundation

Free confidential short-term counselling for victims, and families of victims of historical or recent domestic …

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The Disability Resource Centre

The Disability Resource Centre provides disabled people and their families with somewhere to turn if …

Bedfordshire, Luton and surrounding areasViewdisabled-people-and-carers
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The Ebonista Project

The Ebonista Project is based in Luton and offers emotional and practical support to women …

, BedfordshireViewblack-minority-ethnic-people women
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The Ebonista Project – Freedom Programme for Men

The Ebonista Project provides in person programmes for men who have perpetrated domestic abuse and …

, BedfordshireViewmen perpetrators
Emerald Centre Logo - green
The Emerald Centre

The Emerald Centre is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) which covers the whole of …

Bedfordshire & LutonViewrape-sexual-abuse
The Hideout logo - blue background with white and dark blue text
The Hideout

The Hideout provides an online space for children and young people to access online support …

, NationalViewchildren-young-people general-advice
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The Lighthouse – Drop in Crisis Cafe in Leighton Buzzard

The Lighthouse is a co-produced mental health drop-in service staffed by fully qualified NHS mental …

The Mix logo - white background with blue, red, pink and yellow text
The Mix

The Mix is a UK support service designed for young people (under 25’s). They offer …

, , NationalViewchildren-young-people counselling general-advice
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The Muslim Women’s Network Helpline

The Muslim Women’s Network UK (MWNUK) is a national charity working to improve the social …

, , NationalViewblack-minority-ethnic-people forced-marriage women
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The No Recourse to Public Funds Network

The No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) Network is a national network safeguarding the welfare …

The Orchid Project logo - round purple image with black text on white background
The Orchid Project

The Orchid Project is a UK based NGO that is catalysing the global movement to …

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The Rebuild Programme

The Rebuild Programme is a 12-week group programme looking at relationships. This has now replaced …

Central BedfordshireViewwomen
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The Refugee and Migrant Services Helpline

The Refugee and Migrant Services Helpline aims to provide either signposting support, short term or …

Bedford and Central BedfordshireViewlegal-advice
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The Silver Line Helpline

The Silver Line helpline is a free, national, confidential phone line dedicated to older people …

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The Traveller Movement

The Traveller Movement (TMM) promotes the inclusion of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers (GRT) through community …

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The Unity Project

The Unity Project provides support to people who are facing extreme poverty and/or homelessness as …

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The WAY Project

The Walking Alongside You (WAY) project is a creative approach designed to address the problems …

, Central BedfordshireViewchildren-young-people women
TOKKO Youth Space
TOKKO Youth Space

TOKKO provide a range of youth projects. Counselling – they provide a safe and confidential environment …

Luton and BedfordshireViewchildren-young-people
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Vesta Specialist Family Support CIC – support for Polish families

Empowering Polish families in England and Wales. Formerly the Polish Domestic Violence Helpline; this organisation …

, England & WalesViewblack-minority-ethnic-people general-advice
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Victim Support – Independent Domestic Violence Advisory Service Bedfordshire

Victim Support is a national charity to help anyone affected by crime, including their friends, …

Bedfordshire, including LutonViewgeneral-advice
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Victim Support – Stalking IDVA

Victim Support’s ISACs (Independent Stalking Advocate Caseworkers) offer support for anyone over 16 years of …

, , Viewmen stalking-harassment women
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Victim Support Domestic Abuse Support Services (DASS)

Victim Support is a national charity to help anyone affected by crime, including their friends, …

BedfordshireViewgeneral-advice Logo - black and white
Victims and Witness Information Service

This nationwide service was launched in August 2015 as part of the Government’s commitment to …

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Victims Commissioner

The Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales is dedicated to improving how the criminal justice …

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Who’s in Charge?

Who’s in Charge? is a 9-week child to parent violence (CPV) programme, aimed at parents …

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Women’s Aid In Luton

Women’s Aid in Luton is a voluntary organisation supporting women and children who fall victim …

, , , , Bedfordshire & LutonViewchildren-young-people general-advice legal-advice resettlement women Logo - gold and grey

This is a free to use national service, making finding a solicitor as easy as …

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Young Minds

Young Minds is an independent national charity that offers support to young people coping with …

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