West Cumbria Domestic Violence Support are the only organisation offering free, long-term, community-based support for victims of domestic abuse in West Cumbria, where rates of domestic abuse are five per cent above the national average. Referrals to their service are increasing and over 22 years they have supported over 10,000 individuals.
The charity has been awarded £116,749 to fund continuation and increase the capacity of the ‘Freedom Project’ within the Allerdale GDF Community Partnership Search Area for 18 months. The funding will enable the team to continue the level of support they currently provide whilst making sure they can support increasing demands for their services which include:
Their free, confidential helpline offers support and advice on domestic and sexual abuse.
If you, or the person you are calling about, are in immediate danger please call 999
The line is open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm and is manned by a trained volunteer. If the volunteer is unable to answer your questions, she will try to find out for you or signpost you to other support providers.
Calls to this number may appear on your phone bill, so please ensure that it is safe to call and that calling will not put you in any danger now or in the future. Please consider calling us from a friend’s phone (with their permission), or a work phone.
“My counsellor has changed my life with all her help and understanding,where others had gave up on me in other organisations, I got the help Ineeded from the Freedom Project without you I most certainly would not bealive today, you all deserve a medal”
“I really like talking to Susan. We play games and have fun. I can tell her how I am feeling. I still get angry sometimes but not always”
“When I go to the group the other children talk about their families. Sometimes they don’t see their dads, just like me. We sometimes talk about this and it shows me I am not alone”
West Cumbria Domestic Violence Support were awarded £116,749 in Community Investment Funding for the continuation of the ‘Freedom Project’ within the Allerdale GDF Search Area for 18 months. The funding will enable the team to continue the level of support they currently provide whilst making sure they can support increasing demands for their services.