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About Us

We are a voluntary organisation, run by women for women, independent of the Police and Social Services.

All staff and volunteers have comprehensive training and experience in supporting women who are survivors of sexual violence.

At Rape Crisis we provide an equal opportunities service to all women, regardless of their race, cultural background, sexual orientation and any disability. We want women from all walks of life to be supported by us and experience a safe and appropriate environment in which to heal.

What We Offer

  • Face to face counselling
  • Telephone support and telephone counselling
  • Phoenix – Self-help/support group for survivors
  • Support in going to the police, court and to medical appointments. Also information about police, court and medical procedures
  • Information on pregnancy testing and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV
  • Details of local groups and agencies who can offer additional information and support
  • Support for applications to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

Helpline:

The helpline number is: 01494 462222

Our helpline is a 24hr answer machine service, which is picked up at regular times, each and every day.  Please leave a message with a number for us to contact you on and one of our specially trained volunteers, or a member of staff, will call you back.

If you leave a message on the answering machine we will ring you back as soon as possible and within 24 hours. (Our telephone number cannot be obtained by dialing 1471, but it will appear on itemised telephone accounts).

  • Full Testimonial:
    $1Thank you especially for today..it was a milestone I've longed for but dreaded and you walked with me up and until then clearing out the debris on the way and today you sat with me in the room as i opened the box..I appreciate you and I am grateful that you are in my life..
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    $1You'd be happy to know that by the time I'd walked home, there was a window and shelves hanging off it on the outside, I put the box there and by the time I was home, it already had wallpaper, curtains, a cosy sofa and a beautiful rug..I think I was in the box too for 19 months and I feel as I have the power again..I feel..and on the way back home I strolled slowly taking in everything..
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    $1Thank you again
    $1A big massive hug
    $1Here's to a bright future which has already begun...

    Here's to a bright future which has already begun...