Being a victim of crime can lead to all kinds of practical problems. This can range from minor issues (such as damage to your property or having to fill in insurance forms), through to serious medical problems or the loss of your home. While emotional support can help you to deal with your feelings after a crime, practical problems often act as reminders of what you’ve been through and make it harder to get your life back under control.
That’s why we also offer help with sorting out the practical implications of crime.
We can help with simple tasks like filling out forms (for compensation claims, for example), getting broken doors and windows fixed and installing burglar alarms. We can also assist with bigger problems such as getting medical treatment, getting rehoused or dealing with the criminal justice system over the course of your trial. We’ll give you the information you need to understand your options and next steps.
If you need specialist help that we don’t think we can provide ourselves, we can contact other agencies for you to get the support you need. We work closely with a wide range of charities and other organisations that have the expertise to help you with many of the problems caused by crime.