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If you’ve been affected by crime, call the Victim Lincs team on 01522 947510. Lines are open 8am – 4pm every week day.

Victim Lincs is a service put in place by the Police and Crime Commissioner, providing victims of crime with invaluable help, support and guidance. If you are a victim of crime and would like further support, Victim Lincs can refer you to Victim Support or other specialist coping and recovery services.

If you need support outside of our open hours, call our Supportline for free on 08 08 16 89 111 or request support via our website.

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As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic we have made our free live chat support service available 24/7.

Create a free account on My Support Space - an online resource containing interactive guides to help you manage the impact that crime has had on you.

 

How we can help

We give emotional and practical help, we may advocate on your behalf, provide information advice and guidance, or sort out links to other agencies and sources of help. We provide this to those who have been affected by crime in Lincolnshire. We’re an independent charity and you can contact us for support regardless of whether you’ve contacted the police, and no matter how long ago the crime took place. Our service is victim-centred, so we’ll work with you in a structured way and assist you cope with the impact of crime.

We can provide immediate support over the telephone when we call you or when you call us. We’ll assess what your support needs are and our approach is about empowering people. We’ll develop a support plan with you and we will ensure that you are given the right support by the right service. This may be arranging a meeting for you to talk to us or another help agency, giving you information on criminal injuries compensation or advice on how to make your home more secure. It may also include providing a specialist trained caseworker to visit you. We may also refer you onto another support service that can give you specialist support for some or all of your needs.

Our aim is to make sure that you feel supported, informed about your rights, feel listened to and believed, and in some instances we’ll help you take immediate action to ensure your safety. We will design the support based around the challenges you face and assist you work towards moving beyond crime.

You can self-refer to the service, or get in touch via our 24/7 live chat where a trained supporter can answers your initial queries or concerns. You can call us directly between 9am-5pm on 01522 542687.

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