Victims First Northumbria

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Victims First Northumbria is an independent victim referral service and registered charity. We put victims of crime at the heart of our service ensuring they are given help and support to cope and recover from the difficult experience they have faced. We understand the different needs required by people using the service. Some may have suffered deep psychological or emotional trauma; some may be vulnerable or suffer from a particular disability; people from particular ethnic groups may need culturally sympathetic support.

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  • Volunteer Advocate

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Victims First Northumbria is an independent charity , we put victims of crime at the heart of our service ensuring they are given help and support to cope and recover from the difficult experience they have faced. We understand the different needs required by people using the service. Some may have suffered deep psychological or emotional trauma; some may be vulnerable or suffer from a particular disability; people from particular ethnic groups may need culturally sympathetic support; people of different ages will have different needs to each other; some cases are more complex than others. Whoever the victim and whatever the crime, we will always put them first and give the best possible support, care and advice. As a Victims First Northumbria volunteer you will: • Provide support via telephone and have face to face engagement with victims of crime – in their own home or in an agreed location. • Be a listening ear and provide emotional support and care, based on the individual needs of victims. • Liaise with our Victims First Coordinators to ensure the right support services are in place and provide updates regarding information shared, support provided and outcomes achieved. • Provide support that may range from a one-off contact to support through the whole criminal justice system and beyond. • Develop your knowledge of local and national services, utilising and contributing new organisations to the Victims First directory of services where appropriate. • Carry out your role with a non-judgemental attitude, upholding the Victims First Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy.

    • Area of InterestEvents, Homelessness and Vulnerable People, Mental Health, Mentoring, Befriending and Advocacy
    • Volunteering TypeOn-Going Projects
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