We help people over 10 years of age to cope and recover from the aftermath and trauma of sexual violence.

The Hope Programme offers a telephone support line, information, counselling and coaching to people over 10 years of age in Bedfordshire who have suffered rape and sexual violence at any point in their lives.


The Hope Programme and our Bedfordshire partners understand that  COVID-19 may cause anxiety and concern for many, not least people dealing with trauma and living with the impacts of sexual violence.

We are keeping up to date with and following Government guidance around infection control. Ensuring the health, safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers and survivors we support is our number one priority.

At the same time, we’re doing all we can to ensure we continue to provide much-needed services.

Our helpline on 0300 365 1045  will continue to operate.  Telephone services – counselling, therapy and emotional support will be offered rather than by face to face in person.   There are also a range of self-help resources available on our website. We will continue to keep existing service users and the general public informed as the situation evolves.

Whatever happens, we want you to know that we are still here.

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