IN these unprecedented times, people are feeling anxious and isolated, and to become a victim of crime on top of this can be very difficult to cope with.
If you’ve been affected by crime, Victim Support Dorset can give you the support you need to move forward. Its confidential and free service is available to all victims of crime regardless of whether the crime has been reported or how long ago it happened.
You can self-refer to Victim Support Dorset for one-to-one support with a trained caseworker or supporter by phoning 0300 3030 163, open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and late on Tuesday and Thursday until 8pm.
You can also use a confidential live chat service which can be accessed via the website www.victimsupport.org.uk or contact the national supportline free on 08 08 16 89 111 who are available 24/7.
Victim Support covers the whole of Dorset and wants people to know that help is at hand, should they become a victim of crime. Obviously face to face conversations cannot take place at the moment, but just talking about a situation to another person can really help.