New Victim Support Hubs open in Dewsbury and Batley
We are working in partnership with Victim Support to develop specialist hubs dedicated to supporting victims and witnesses of crime in Dewsbury and Batley.
The new hubs will join Brian Jackson Centre in Huddersfield in providing a valuable resource for victims through regular drop-ins and pre-arranged appointments.
The hubs are funded by the Police Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire. Supporting victims remains a key priority for the commissioner who has continued his pledge ensure the provision of core support to victims and witnesses of all ages for the next three years.
New hubs providing local support
The new Dewsbury and Batley hubs will offer support and provide a safe local place for vulnerable victims and witnesses to obtain everything they need after experiencing a crime. The hubs are open to all and those visiting will receive free confidential, emotional and practical support and information from specially trained staff and volunteers.
Chair of the Communities Partnership Cllr Naheed Mather said:
“This is an exciting development which will enhance the provision based in Huddersfield and provides dedicated support for victims of crime and anti-social behaviour throughout the whole of Kirklees.”
Carol Gilchrist Head of Communities said:
“These hubs are an important part of what Safer Kirklees does. We are committed to not only reducing crime, but also offering the best possible support to victims and witnesses of crime when it has taken place.”
How to get in touch with Victim Support
From 11 July 2018, the hub in Dewsbury will be open every Wednesday from 10 am to 4pm and it is located at the Dewsbury Customer Service Centre.
The Batley hub will be open every Monday from 16 July between 10am and 4pm at Jo Cox House.
The local Victim Support service is also available from 8am – 8pm Monday to Saturday on 0300 303 1971 or people can self-refer on their website www.victimsupport.org.uk.