What we do

Nest Lancashire has been set up to support young people aged 5 to 18 (and to 25 for anyone who has learning needs) who have been impacted by crimes such as:

  • Domestic abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Threats
  • Harassment
  • Hate Crime

We are a charity, you can talk to us in confidence, and all of our services are free of charge. Our aim is to help you recover from whatever it is you have experienced and our trained, friendly staff will be able to help you move forward and feel safe again.

It is normal to feel all sorts of emotions and feelings following a crime. You may feel fine one moment and overwhelmed the next. Everyone deals with things differently and whatever you are feeling, we are here to support you.

It doesn’t matter if you haven’t told anybody or if the incident happened a long time ago. Even if you are unsure of whether what has happened to you is classed as a crime, we are here to help.

What support is available?

We can support you in a way that suits you best. You can talk to us over the phone, in person, email us or send us a text. We will talk to you to get to know you and decide the best way forward together.

We can help you to cope and recover following a crime. This can be in lots of ways and your caseworker will make a plan with you around what you need!

Our job is to make sure your voice as a victim is being heard. 

Support can include:

  • Providing you with information about your rights as a victim
  • Helping you understand the police or criminal justice process (if you are going through it)
  • Working with you around common trauma responses (things like sleep, nightmares, coping strategies and safety planning)
  • Linking in with your school or college to help ensure they are supporting you too
  • Support can be in lots of ways, face to face (normally in school), over the phone, over text or online.

Get in touch

If you are unsure about what to do or if you simply need someone to talk to, we are here to help and you can talk to us in confidence. Please contact us.