VOICE is the name of an initiative by Stephen Mold our Police & Crime Commissioner. It offers emotional and practical support to anyone who’s been affected by crime – and it doesn’t matter whether the crime has been reported or not.
There are lots of ways to reach out for help:
- Call 0300 303 1965 option 2 to receive immediate emotional support, Monday – Friday 8am-8pm, and Saturdays 9am-5pm.
- Call Victim Support on 0808 16 89 111 outside of office hours.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fill in a support request online on victimsupport.org.uk
Organisations, agencies and anyone else can refer an individual to the service as long as that person has given consent.
The support is provided by staff and specially trained volunteers.
Could YOU help as a volunteer?
As you’d expect, training is necessary to do this important work. So, volunteers attend a 4-day core training and are DBS checked. There is a session planned in February in Northampton, or volunteers can travel to another location for the training if they are willing to. All travel expenses are paid. All out-of-pocket expenses are also paid in the course of volunteering.
Karolina Zalewska from the Voice team has offered to visit Collyweston and explain more about the service – so do let the parish council know if you’d like this to be arranged.
To ask about volunteering, you can contact her in several ways:
- Call 0300 303 1965
- Dial 101 and key in extension 343 051
- Mobile 07507 838150
- Email email@example.com
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- You can also download a form (see below) and email it to her, or send a hard copy to Karolina Zalewska, VOICE, Riverside House, Bedford Road, Northampton, NN1 5NX
30th November 2016