Welcome to The Bridgeway

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.


If you have been raped or sexually assaulted within the last 10 days please click here 


If you have been raped or sexually assaulted more than 10 days ago please click here


If you are a professional wanting information on how to refer someone please click here