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24/7 live chat available for victims

From 6pm on 24th April, Victim Support’s online services will include Live Chat, a 24/7 online support service. It will be available to all victims of crime in England and Wales.

Visit: www.victimsupport.org.uk/live-chat

Support needs for victims of crime such as those impacted by Hate CrimeScams & Fraud and Domestic Abuse, are growing. We are pleased that this vital service will now be available to everyone in England and Wales.

The service is provided by people specially trained to help those affected by any crime and it makes no difference if the crime has been reported to the Police.

Kara Shingleton, Area Manager, said: “Norfolk & Suffolk Victim Care provides free, confidential support to victims and witnesses of crime. The COVID-19 pandemic has made our role more challenging as victims may be self-isolating with their abusers. So our 24/7 online live chat  facility will provide a new and invaluable way for victims to access practical and emotional support discreetly.”

For full details about this new service, click on this link: https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/more-us/press/press-releases/victim-support-expands-online-support-help-people-affected-crime

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore said: This new online service will now deliver improved support on a 24/7 basis, which as Police and Crime Commissioner, I really welcome. This additional financial support is excellent news for victims of crime in Suffolk. Victim Support does a tremendous job in the county and this investment will enable them to help maintain victims’ needs at the centre of our criminal justice system.”