Helpline: 01392 204 174

A service to help rape and sexual assault victims across Devon is being launched.

The Devon Rape Crisis Service said it would provide a helpline and face-to-face support.

Devon and Cornwall Police said about 600 women report rape or sexual assault in the county each year.

The Ministry of Justice has funded the project and provided about £250,000 for the service, which will offer phone support for 20 hours a week.

The money will fund running costs of the first year and a proportion of the second and third, the chair of the board of trustees Linda Regan said.

After calling the helpline, volunteers will offer support in person, across the county.

Ms Regan said the current support services in Plymouth, will be extended across the county.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-15914958

Facebook

Twitter News

What People Say About Us

"I think EMDR has allowed me to process things far more than I was expecting, it was more effective than I was anticipating and I was surprised at how much different I felt after having it."

Service User

"DRCSAS has made a massive difference, I feel I have found myself – no longer just focused on what happened to me. I deal with things so much better and have a positive outlook on life that wouldn't have happened without DRCSAS."

Service User

"I feel positive about the future, being able to control my thoughts and emotions rather than them controlling me. I was sceptical at first wondering if it would work but I am amazed at the results. Would definitely recommend to anyone"

Service User