one expects or plans to be a victim of a crime, yet crime
can happen to anyone. Whether a housebreaking, an assault,
a theft or harassment, it can leave you feeling, angry, worried
and alone. There can also be practical problems: replacing
vital documents, securing your home, sorting out insurance
and dealing with the authorities. Other people's reactions
can be difficult to handle and it's sometimes hard to find
someone to talk to openly about your feelings.
Crime that happens at work can bring added problems.
Victim Support's trained volunteers understand the practical
and emotional difficulties caused by crime and provide free,
confidential and independent help through a choice of contact
- telephone support, home visit or office appointment -
whichever suits best.
What Can Victim Support do for me?
Victim Support through their trained volunteers will provide
- Time to talk;
- Help with insurance and compensation claims;
- Personal safety advice and crime prevention advice;
- Support if your case goes to court;
- Information about other agencies;
- Help with criminal justice procedures.
How do I contact Victim Support?
You can contact Victim Support, Stirling by telephone, fax.
letter or make contact through our confidential On-Line
Where can I find other on-line resources?
If you are looking for more information on Victim Support,
please visit the national website at www.victimsupport.com,
where you will find links to Victim Support in England &
Wales, Ireland and Scotland as well as a list of useful
And remember you don't have to have reported
the crime to get help from Victim Support.