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It can be very difficult to tell someone that domestic violence is happening to you and to ask for help.

There are many people who are able to help and support you and we have noted below some key people who you can talk to in order to stop this from happening to you or someone you know.

Cumbria Police: 101 or in an emergency always call 999

Safer Cumbria: More information on the partnership approach in Cumbria to tackling domestic violence can be found at: www.cumbria.gov.uk/communitysafety/domesticviolence

Let Go Service, Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVA):
IDVAs work independently of the Police, they are managed by Impact Housing (Let Go) and can offer the following to both male and female victims of domestic violence:

  • Non-judgmental help and support to survivors, whether or not you wish to end the relationship
  • Crisis intervention, planning to keep you safe including access to safe accommodation
  • Advocacy support with other agencies including social care services, solicitors and housing
  • Assistance to access other services once our support has ended, if needed

For free confidential information, advice and support phone:
Let Go North: 01228 633640
Let Go West: 01900 842991/2
Let Go South: 01229 582386
Or email: letgo@impacthousing.org.uk

Victim Support:
Victim Care Unit on 0300 30 31 979 or www.victimsupport.org.uk

Report Domestic Violence online:
You can report domestic violence safety and anonymously online at www.notinmyhome.co.uk

Freedom Project West Cumbria:
If you live in the West of Cumbria Select Here to learn more about the Freedom Project West Cumbria. 'Hope for victims, survivors, perpertrators, their families and friends involved in domestic abuse.' 

National helplines:
Women’s Aid 24 hour helpline: 0808 2000 247 www.womensaid.org.uk

The Men’s Advice Line: 0808 801 0327 www.mensadviceline.org.uk or email

Childline: 0800 11 11 www.childline.org.net

Broken Rainbow helpline (LGBT): 0300 999 5428 available: Mon & Thurs 10am-8pm, Tues & Wed 10 am-5pm: www.broken-rainbow.org.uk

Churches Together in Cumbria:
Christian communities working in partnership to tackle domestic abuse in Cumbria:
Rev Eleanor Hancock: 01228 527106
Rosemary Campbell: 0777 822 0810
www.churchestogethercumbria.co.uk

Legal Support:
You can seek advice from a solicitor or the Citizens Advice Bureau about your legal rights: 0300 3300 650

Offenders:
If you are an offender and want support to change your behaviour call 0808 802 4040
www.respect.uk.net