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The Older People's Project | More Information

Published on 07 February 2024 12:16 PM

The Older People’s Project is a partnership between Age UK Cornwall and the Women's Centre Cornwall that aims to contact people over 60 who have experienced domestic abuse and can help improve support services across Devon and Cornwall.

Below, you can find out more information and support.

National Support Organisations

Local Support Organisations



Police (in an emergency) dial 999

Police (non-emergency) dial 101

The Women’s Centre Cornwall

Specialist recovery service for women affected by sexual violence.

Call: 01208 77099


Support for older people who have experienced abuse.

Call: 0808 808 8141

Safer Futures

For women and men affected by sexual violence.

Call: 0300 777 4777

National Domestic Violence Helpline

For 24-hour help and support.

Call: 0808 2000 247

Cornwall Refuge Trust

For information, support and a 24-hour domestic abuse helpline.

Call:01872 225 629

The Silverline

For friendship, conversation and support

Call: 0800 470 8090



Cornwall Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)

Devon & Cornwall SARC are part of the NHS, providing medical support, examination and counselling after rape or sexual assault.

Call: 0300 303 4626

Survivors UK

Male rape and sexual abuse helpline.

Call: 020 3598 3898

Intercom Trust

LGBTQ+ community resources and helpline in the Southwest.

Call: 0800 612 301

Age UK

For general information and support.

Call: 0800 678 1602

Age UK Cornwall

For general information and helpline support.

Call: 01872 266 383

Alzheimer’s Society

For support around daily living, legal issues and staying independent.

Call: 0330 333 0804

We Are With You

For support with alcohol/drug issues.

Call: 01872 263 001


For 24-hour help.

Call: 116 123


Cornwall Council Safeguarding Adults

For adults experiencing abuse or neglect, or those concerned about an adult experiencing abuse or neglect.

Call: 0300 1234 131

(out of hours number 01208 251300)

Women’s Aid

Working to end domestic abuse against women and children. Provide life-saving services across England while building a future where domestic abuse is not tolerated.

CRUSE Bereavement Support Cornwall

Support, advice and information when someone dies. Face-to-face, group, telephone, email and website support.

Call: 0808 808 1677

(Mondays and Fridays 0930-1700, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 0930-2000)

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Refuge 4 Pets

Helping people and animals escape domestic abuse. Provides a specialist Animal Fostering Service across Devon and Cornwall to victim-survivors of domestic abuse so that they can leave with their much-loved animals.

Call:0300 4000 121

Local Support Organisations



Karma Nirvana

National Honour Based Abuse Helpline, train professionals, gather data to inform policies and services, and campaign for change.

Call: 0800 5999 247

Devon Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Services

Confidential, professional support to survivors of rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse.

Anonymous Helpline: 01392 204 174



supporting LGBT+ people who are victims of domestic abuse, sexual violence, hate crime, so-called conversion therapies, honour-based abuse, forced marriage, and other forms of abuse.

Call: 0800 999 5428


Devon ISVA Service

Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs) help to ease any anxiety you have about going to court by explaining and simplifying the complexities of the legal process.

Call 03458 121212

Loving Me

One-to-one support and advocacy, for Trans and Non-Binary victims of domestic abuse or sexual violence who are aged 18 and over and live in England.

Call: 07902 478958


Safer Devon

A partnership of public, voluntary and community organisations that work together to make Devon’s communities safer. It provides leadership for community safety work carried out across the county.



SAFE Foundation

Provide therapy and training to support families and individuals to break the cycle of abuse.

Call: 03030 300 112


Devon Safeguarding Adults Partnership

To help everyone to understand the part they play in protecting adults and ensuring even the most vulnerable are kept safe and well.


SAND - Women's Support Groups North Devon

A confidential, low-cost specialist counselling & support service for adults who have experienced historical or recent sexual abuse.

Call: 01271377266



Torbay Refuge

Offers services for women (and their children) that are fleeing domestic abuse and need housing and support. They give time and support to help survivors  to take control of their life, make decisions about their future and, to develop the skills to live in safety and independence in their own accommodation.

Call: 01803 524594


Torbay Domestic Abuse Service - Sanctuary Supported Living

Provide practical, non-judgemental support, advice and protection for all victims of domestic abuse.

Call: 0800 916 1474


FearFree Devon/FearLess

1-to-1 victim support for adults and children in Devon with experience of domestic abuse

1-to-1 support for perpetrators

Call: 0345 155 1074

For professionals using a secure email address:

For clients or those who do not use secure emails:


CRUSE Bereavement Care-Devon Area

Support after the death of someone close.

Call: 0808 808 1677



AgeUK Devon

Offers lots of services for older people and their carers.

Call: 0333 241 2340



Momentum Devon

A mutual support group for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Call: 07773 151080


Together Devon

Drug and Alcohol services.



Intercom Trust

LGBTQ+ community resources and helpline in the Southwest.

Call: 0800 612 301

If you would like to talk confidentially to a trained, specialist worker about your experiences please call 01208 77099 or email and leave a message with details of how we can contact you safely.