Find out more about the latest programmes and developments within the Cumbria Victim Support team:
They matter is a programme of intervention for high risk/high harm perpetrators of domestic violence. Victim Support Cumbria works with perpetrators to help them develop skills for positive change, and self-awareness. We also work with them on their emotional development, and recognising harmful behaviours. Referring agencies can contact 07919 393311 to discuss a case or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letting Go is an six-session programme for people who are struggling to let go of an intimate/close relationship non abusively. The aim is to maximise the safety of both adults and children experiencing harm caused by stalking and obsessive and possessive behaviours. We also support people through a break up. Call 0300 303 0157 for more information.
The Cumbria Victim Support ISVA service has recently been re-accredited by Limeculture’s Quality Standards for Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA) Services. The Limeculture Independent Accreditation Programme awards a Quality Mark to services that demonstrate they meet these Quality Standards through a robust and independent accreditation process.
New Male Sexual Violence/Domestic Abuse caseworker
This new role will provide dedicated, tailored support for male victims of sexual violence/domestic abuse. It will work to encourage male victims to access vital support. In 2021-2022, Cumbria’s Victim Support IDSVA team received 773 sexual violence referrals. 10% of victims supported were male. For all other crimes, referrals made by men increased to a third.
In partnership with the NHS, this new role will provide high quality pro-active service to victims of domestic and/or sexual violence and abuse. It will include supporting children and young people and will take place in a health setting. The aim is to encourage people to seek support and to identify people/situations which otherwise may not have been supported.