Housing issues for victims
It can be harder to recover from a crime if you don't feel safe at home
Having somewhere safe to live is essential for everyone; and particularly so for victims of crime. It can be particulary hard to recover from an incident if you feel unsafe in your home. The problem is even worse if the crime took place at home, or was carried out by someone you live with - such as an abusive partner.
Sometimes moving house is the only answer to the problem. But there are things than can be done to help you feel sater at home.
If you have problems with getting repairs done or improving home security, or need re-housing, your local authority housing department may be able to help. You can also contact the charity Shelter.
If you are a victim of domestic violence and need a safe place to go, Women's Aid may be able to help find somewhere for you. Victim Support can't rehouse you but we can help you get security improved and we can also deal with housing agencies for you and help you find legal advice or other specialist support.
How to contact us
Get in touch with your local office of Victim Support. Alternatively you can email or call the Victim Supportline on 0845 30 30 900 for support and information.