Professional help & guidance
Brook's mission is to enable young people to enjoy their sexuality without harm. Brook provides free and confidential sexual health services specifically for young people under 25. The Ask Brook service provides sexual health information, support and signposting for all young people under 25 anywhere in the UK and also provides training for professionals. Provides Text Ask Brook service on 07717 989023 (standard SMS rate)
T. 0808 802 1234
Changing Lives offer confidential counselling and support programmes aimed at both individuals and families, dealing with issues such as domestic abuse, mental health needs, drug and alcohol dependence, parent’s unresolved trauma, and deprivation.
T. 01582 488253
Free, confidential helpline for young people who are in distress or danger.
T. 0800 1111
Childrens IDVA Service Luton
Specialist independent support for children and young people (11-21 years) experiencing domestic abuse in the family or in their own relationships in Luton.
T. 01582 488777
Drug support agency. Free and confidential service for Asian women affected by drugs. Open Monday to Friday.
T. 01582 439480
If you're in need of support, search the Counselling Directory to be connected with a professional counsellor or psychotherapist in your local area.
Independent Domestic Violence Advisory Service for Luton providing free, independent and confidential support & advocacy for very high risk cases of domestic abuse or those where professional judgement is applied - referrals accepted from all statutory and non statutory agencies. Contact for advice or further details. Secure email address available for referrals.
T. 01582 488777
Advice for women and girls on honour based violence, forced marriage, FGM and domestic violence. Kurdish, Arabic, Turkish, Farsi, Dari, Pashtu and English.
T. 0207 920 6460
Offers a range of services and projects to support communities to integrate into wider society and become active citizens. The organisation provides a much needed secure space where women can support each other as well as learn together to empower themselves and their families. It is dedicated to the cause of combating poverty, discrimination, abuse and social exclusion among Black, Asian, minority ethnic, refugee and asylum women.
Helpline supporting male and female victims of forced marriage and honour based violence.
Postal address: PO Box 515, Leeds, LS6 3DW
T. 0800 599 9247
Luton & Dunstable Hospital: Dept of Genito Urinary Medicine
The centre for Sexual Health and HIV in the Luton and Dunstable area, for anyone of any age from anywhere. No referral is necessary.
The Luton Advice Network Transition Project launched in November 2013. The two year project is designed to further build capacity through networking and resources and establish new advice outreach sessions embedded in local community orgainisations. Areas of advice covered: Debt, Benefits, Domestic Abuse, Employment, Housing, Family Law, Immigration, Discrimination....
T. 01582 380290
Luton Sexual Health Network
Resource for professionals working in the sexual health field.
Free service offering impartial advice, guidance, support and access to personal and social developments for young people in Luton.
T. 01582 548340
National charity providing help and support for male victims of domestic abuse.
T. 01823 334244
Men's Advice Line: 24 hour confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic violence from a partner or ex-partner (or from other family members). Callers may hear an answerphone message before speaking to a person
T. 0808 801 0327
Men4Men Sexual Health Outreach Project (SHOP) aims to promote health and wellbeing of adult Gay, Bi-sexual and MSM men. They provide advice, advocacy and counselling services, sexual health promotion and signposting to other services.
T. 01582 511034
MInd BLMK Luton Wellbeing Centre
Mind BLMK offers a range of services aimed at meeting individual needs and promoting mental health recovery, wellbeing and independance. Offers mentoring and various activity groups such as cooking, computers, creative writing, relaxation and drop in time at the centre in Dumfries Street in Luton, LU1 5BP. Services are recovery-focused, this involves everyone who we support being assessed against specific criteria.
T. 01582 757625
Details of legal aid available to victims of domestic violence, divorcing or separating from an abusive partner.
Ministry of Justice; Forced Marriage
Guidance for local authorities on applying for forced marriage protection orders and information for other agencies.
MOSAC (Mothers Of Sexually Abused Children)
Mosac is a voluntary organisation supporting all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused. They provide various types of support services and information for parents, carers and professionals dealing with child sexual abuse.
T. 0800 980 1958 (or 0208 293 9990)
Non judgemental, culturally sensitive helpline for any issue which may cause a person distress or concern.
T. 0808 808 2008
National Centre for Domestic Violence
NCDV was established to help survivors of domestic violence obtain protection against an abuser, as well as offering services to the police, probation service, domestic abuse agency workers, the legal profession and judiciary.
We specialise in providing free, fast and effective legal support to survivors of domestic violence, usually by helping individuals obtain injunctions from their local county court. This free service is provided to everybody, regardless of their financial circumstances, sexual orientation, race, gender, age, or political or religious belief or otherwise.
T. 0800 970 2070
National Domestic Violence Helpline
Free, confidential 24hr helpline for women experiencing domestic violence. Translation facilities and a service for callers who are deaf or hard of hearing.
T. 0808 200 0247
National Stalking Helpline
The National Stalking Helpline responds to nearly 3,000 victims of stalking each year. A small team of highly trained staff and volunteers provide – by phone and email – information and guidance on the law, how to report stalking, gathering evidence, staying safe and reducing the risk.
T. 0808 802 0300
Charity seeking to end abuse of children in the UK. Advice and support for children, adults and professionals. The number for children to call is shown below, and the number for adults with concerns is 0808 800 5000
T. 0800 1111
Advice and support for children, adults and professionals with FGM issues.
T. 0800 028 3550
A centre for women with English as a second language and/or England as a second country providing a safe space for friendship, fun and learning.
T. 01582 725592
Free, confidential and impartial advice and support to the local community. Immigration & residency, Welfare, Benefits, Careers and Advice, Housing, Debt, Family & Personal issues. Community Care - aids and adaptations, referral to other agencies and practical help with forms etc. Languages spoken, English, Urdu, Pahari, Punjabi and Bengali.
T. 01582 725500
PALADIN National Stalking Advocacy Service
Paladin assists high risk victims of stalking throughout England and Wales. A number of Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworkers (ISACs) ensure high risk victims of stalking are supported and that a coordinated community response is developed locally to keep victims and their children safe.
T. 0207 840 8960
POhWER is a charity and membership organisation. We provide information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion.
T. 0300 456 2370
Polish Domestic Violence Helpline
Nowe Życie Bez Przemocy (A new life without violence) is a Polish website with information for victims of domestic violence living in the UK. The main purpose of the helpline is to provide Polish people who experience domestic violence with a confidential contact, which will allow them to talk about their situation in their native language and to obtain information about available help and support. It co-operates with English and Polish organisations and support groups with the aim of referring victims to them. The line is currently open on Tuesdays 10.00 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 15.00 and Wednesdays from 10.00 to 16.00
T. 01270 260106
Polski Telefon Zaufania Dla Ofiar Przemocy w Rodzinie
„Nowe życie bez przemocy” to polska strona informacyjna poświęcona osobom doświadczającym przemocy w rodzinie, które mieszkają w Wielkiej Brytanii. Znajdują się tam informacje na temat tego, gdzie można szukać pomocy i jakie opcje mają osoby jej potrzebujące w kwestiach finansowych, mieszkaniowych czy prawnych. Wyjaśnia też czym jest przemoc w rodzinie i jak ją rozpoznać.
Polski Telefon Zaufania dla Ofiar Przemocy w Rodzinie mieszkających w Wielkiej Brytanii. 10.00 otwarte we wtorki - 12.00 i 13.00 - 15.00 i środy od 10.00 do 16.00
T. 01270 260106
Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre
Dedicated to the healing and empowerment of survivors of sexual violence.
T. 0808 802 9999
Rape Crisis England & Wales is a feminist organisation that exists to promote the needs of women and girls who have experienced sexual violence, to improve services to them and to work towards the elimination of sexual violence. They operate a national Rape Crisis helpline and can also signpost to local service.
T. 0808 802 9999
Therapeutic counselling for drug and alcohol users and their families.
T. 01582 455080
24 hr confidential service for women experiencing domestic abuse. Translators available, and service for callers who are deaf or hard of hearing.
T. 0808 200 0247
Website aimed at young people with information and support around self esteem, relationships and life decisions.
Confidential helpline for people who are abusive and/or violent toward their current or ex partner. Information and advice to change their behaviour.
T. 0808 802 4040
SAFE (Young People Alcohol & Drug Service)
Information, confidential advice and interventions for young people and their families. From Nov 2013 Underground, Puke and Adibop merged into one service calle SAFE.
Drop in at 53-55 Cardiff Road, Luton, LU1 1PP is open: Mon to Thurs 9.00am to 4.45pm & Fri 9.00am to 4.30pm.
Feel free to call in, have something to eat or drink, play on the Wii, watch TV, play table football or just chill out.
T. 01582 657558
National charity supporting professionals and organisations working with domestic abuse victims. Supporting MARACs.
T. 0117 317 8750
Safeguarding information re activities outside the home – from after school art clubs to weekend reading groups. Sharing good practice.
Confidential, non-judgmental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair (including suicidal thoughts), 24 hours a day.
Self injury Support (formerly Bristol Crisis Service for Women) is a national organisation that supports girls and women affected by self-injury or self-harm. Offers Helpline (check website for service hours) and text and email TESS service for under 24s (Text to 0780 047 2908)
T. 0808 800 8088
Independent advice for men & women with personal/family, benefit, health or abuse issues, to overcome barriers and inequalities in accessing services. Based at Bury Park Community Centre in Luton.
T. 07957 105832
Provides advice on domestic violence, racial harassment, welfare and immigration, primarily for Asian, African and African-Caribbean women.
T. 0208 571 0800
Offers help and support to women affected by any drug/alcohol, domestic abuse, mental health and social care related issues. Includes Ofsted registered child care provision
T. 01582 457114
National organisation providing information, support and counselling for men who have been raped or sexually abused.
T. 0845 122 1201
On-line information and support for children and young people living with domestic violence.
Free and confidential 24hr support for women and men over 13 years old who have been raped, sexually assaulted or suffered childhood sexual abuse.
T. 0300 365 1045
On-line information, chat, signposting and advice on support aimed at all young people. Part of the Home Office 'This is Abuse' campaign.
The UK Border Agency can offer help and advice to asylum seekers experiencing domestic violence.
Free and confidential help to victims of crime (including domestic abuse, rape and sexual assault), witnesses, their family, friends and anyone else affected. The national SupportLine number is 0808 168 9111, and the number for the Regional Victim Assessment and Referral Centre (VARC) office covering Luton is below.
T. 0300 303 0165
Victim Support (Children & Young People)
Specialist independent support for children and young people (11-21 years) experiencing domestic abuse in the family or in their own relationships.
T. 01582 488777
Vulnerable Victim Caseworkers - Victim Support
The VVCW offers emotional and practical support, advocacy, information and sign-posting services to more vulnerable victims in Bedfordshire who may be in need of a variety of specialist support to help them recover from the impact of crime. Vulnerability indicators include: age, elderly or children and young people, learning and physical disabilities, mental health, homelessness, language barriers, alcohol and/or drug dependency, socially isolated, victim of anti-social behaviour, victim of hate crime: race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or faith, They will also consider referrals for victims of sexual violence or domestic abuse (that fall under IDVA threshold of 14 ticks) if one or more of the above vulnerabilities also apply.
T. 01582 723779
National charity working to end domestic violence against women & children.
T. 0808 2000 247
Voluntary organisation supporting women and children from all backgrounds and circumstances experiencing domestic abuse from listening to support to break away and start again.
T. 01582 391856
Wood Green Liberty Project (Pet Fostering Services)
Will consider any domestic animal from people fleeing from domestic violence. All dogs and cats accepted will be neutered. Pets must be over 6 months old.Covers Beds, Cambs, Norfolk, Northants, Suffolk & Warwickshire.
T. 01480 832823 ext 261