The acting Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire says support services for victims of crime are still available during the coronavirus lockdown.
Ray Bisby says vital support services, commissioned through his office, are still available with staff working remotely to ensure victims continue to receive the support they need.
Face-to-face support in people’s homes and community settings has been suspended in line with the current stringent public health regulations.
Advice lines and websites continue to operate as usual with Skype counselling also an option for some people.
Services offered by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Rape Crisis Partnership are running as normal with a few changes made to keep staff and volunteers safe and well.
- Email support service open as usual
- Telephone Helpline service open as normal (please note the Cambridge Helpline is temporary suspended while a new system is installed so the service can be delivered remotely but this is expected to be done quickly)
- Emotional support service running as normal with all support offered over the phone or online
- Independent Sexual Violence Advocacy service (ISVA) working as normal with all support being offered over the phone or online
- Counselling services are also working as normal with all support now being offered over the phone or online.
Anyone wishing to access victim support can call the Freephone advice number on 0800 781 6818