The Bridgeway is a dedicated service that helps men, women, children and young people in Cumbria who have been raped or sexually assaulted, either recently or in the past.
We offer a safe and non-judgemental environment that focuses on your needs. We aim to provide you with information about the options available to you and will support you in the decisions that you make.
Our services include emotional and practical support, counselling, immediate health care, and forensic evidence collection. Where we don’t provide the services you require at The Bridgeway, we know what other support is available and can help you to access it.
For free and confidential advice, please call our 24/7 helpline on 0808 118 6432.
are available to men, women and children who live or have been raped or sexually assaulted within Cumbria. We are contactable 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. We offer a safe and non-judgemental environment which focuses on the needs of you, the individual.
Telephone: 0808 118 6432
If you would like further information or to talk to someone to discuss how we can help, please call our 24/7 free self-referral helpline on 0808 118 6432.
You can contact The Bridgeway directly, or you can ask to be referred to Bridgeway services by the police or another professional.
Alternatively you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org – please note this email address is only monitored during office hours (Monday-Friday (9:00-17:00 excluding Bank Holidays)).
If you are at risk of immediate harm or it is an emergency please call 999
Some of the Bridgeway services are delivered from our centre at the Penrith Hospital site (postcode CA11 8JA) and other services are delivered more local to you.
Please note that The Bridgeway is not a drop-in service. In order for us to provide the best possible care for you, please call to make an appointment.