Hope House (SARC 24hrs)
Hope House SARC is a ‘Sexual Assault Referral Centre’ (SARC). We offer medical care, emotional and psychological support, and practical help to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted.
We also offer information and advice to friends and family if someone you care about has been affected by sexual assault.
Our team of crisis workers offer services to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted. We will listen to your experience and help you to get the support you choose.
We offer medical care, emotional and psychological support and practical help to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted, regardless of gender, sexual orientation or ethnicity.
Our crisis workers are there for you. A member of our Crisis Team is on hand to support any survivor of sexual assault attending Hope House SARC. They will be the first person you meet and understand that you have been through a major trauma and personal crisis.
All of our crisis workers are trained to listen to any concerns you may have, answer any questions and provide you with information both at the SARC and for you to take away with you. They will give you time to absorb and reflect on information you are given so that you can be sure you understand it and can make informed choices about your care.
Our team of crisis workers are also contactable 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, on 0300 421 8400.
Depending on when the sexual assault took place, we can offer a forensic medical examination to collect evidence. This will be carried out by a specially trained doctor or nurse.
If you are unsure or not ready to report the assault to the police, forensic evidence can still be collected and stored by the SARC for up to two years.
- Gender: Women, men and non-binary survivors
- Age: Adults, children and young people
- Location: Gloucestershire
We offer free and confidential support and advice. We will only share your details with other services or agencies with your permission, unless there is a concern that you or anyone else is at risk of serious harm.
If you are under 18 years of age we have a legal duty to share your information with social services.
We have both female and male crisis workers available.
We have been independently assessed and accredited in Supporting Male victims/Survivors of Sexual Violence and believe that it is important to offer a choice of gender in crisis worker.
1 SARC Manager, 1 Clinical Director, 7 Crisis Workers, 1 Administrator.
The SARC also works with doctors and nurses who provide the medical service and examination when required.