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Victim Support

Victim Support

Victim Support is the charity that contacts more than a million victims and witnesses each year. We support people both emotionally and practically, helping them cope and recover after crime.

Last year we helped more than 204,000 witnesses through the process of going to court, made 67,789 visits to victims of crime and supported 2,893 people through our Homicide service. Whilst we collate these statistics on an annual basis, we never forget that behind each one is an individual, their family and friends who have been affected by crime and are being given specialist support by our dedicated staff and volunteers.

For example, the family of Catherine Wells-Burr who were given invaluable support by Victim Support’s homicide service. They were assigned a case worker, Audrey Carson, who stepped in and took over many distressing tasks that had to be dealt with immediately such as closing Catherine’s student loans, liaising with the coroner and helping to arrange her funeral.

Audrey helped throughout the nine week trial helping the family cope with distressing evidence and media attention. As Catherine’s mother Jayne Wells-Burr said: “Our world fell apart and changed from how we knew it, to knowing it would never be the same again…our caseworker, came into our lives right from the early days and gave us invaluable support.”

A gift to Victim Support in your Will is a very special way to help victims and witnesses in the future.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 020 7268 0228, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or visit www.victimsupport.org.uk.