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The Bridgeway

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Address CA11 8JA
Telephone 0808 118 6432
Fax 01768 800670
Accessibility Wheelchair accessible
Opening HoursAAA 24/7 service



The Bridgeway Sexual Assault Referral Centre is a dedicated service that helps men, women, children and young people in Cumbria who have been raped, sexually assaulted, either recently or in the past.  Under the Bridgeway umbrella are a number of services:  crisis workers (including a 24/7 helpline), Independent Sexual Advisors, court interventions and forensic-medical examinations.  Independent sexual violence advisors can provide practical, emotional and independent support if some one is going through the police and court system.

We have a dedicated website

This is where our referral form is and the email address to send it to is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Our 24 hour dedicated victim line is a free phone number:  0808 118 6432.  There is always someone who will answer this and will direct any calls to our crisis workers who cover 24 hours a day.  They can provide advice, refer to other services, book and examination (if appropriate) and most importantly offer support to help victims on the road to recovery.

We also offer a self referral service to adults who feel they do now want to involve the police at the time they are referred to us.

If you want any advice on any part of the Bridgeway, ring the Penrith office from 9 to 5pm Monday to Friday.

For free and confidential advice, please call our 24/7 helpline on 0808 118 6432.


Areas of Advice

Domestic and Sexual Violence


Type of Organisation


The Bridgeway is a dedicated service that aims to help men, women and children in Cumbria who have been raped or sexually assaulted either recently or in the past.  We offer free help and a non-judgemental environment that focuses on your needs.