A new online support service for survivors of sexual violence in Cheshire has launched.
The new helpline has launched after receiving a £5,000 grant from the county's police and crime commissioner David Keane, from his Safer Communities Fund.
Delivered by the Chester Sexual Abuse Support Service, the Survivors Livechat will run for two evenings every week and will offer emotional support, information and sign-posting to survivors of rape, sexual violence and sexual abuse.
PCC David Keane, said:
The helpline is staffed by volunteers who are specially trained in supporting survivors to overcome their ordeal and aims to provide support to victims who may not feel confident enough to access the support provided by the service over the phone.
Alison Breadon, centre manager of Chester Sexual Abuse Support Service, added: