The Hope Programme supports Bedfordshire people to cope and recover from the aftermath and trauma of sexual abuse.

Services we provide:

  • Clinical assessment and counselling
  • Coaching
  • Pre-trial therapy
  • Signposting to other services
  • Personal safety advice
  • Training and consultancy for professionals and communities

Services we don’t provide:

  • Services to those who are already in counselling
  • Services for perpetrators

How can I refer to The Hope Programme?

The Hope Programme accepts self-referrals through our website and the helpline. You can call us directly 10 am to 4 pm Monday -Thursday on 0300 365 1045. If you reach the answerphone, it may mean we are away from our desks, or on another call. Please leave a message, along with a safe number to call you back on.

The Hope Programme also accepts referrals from professionals, family members and friends who may be helping you.

What happens next?

The Hope Programme ensures referrals are dealt with promptly and sensitively. It is important that we have sufficient relevant information to prioritise victims.

We ask for their written consent for referral to our service. It is important we have all the information from you to ensure we are the right service for your client at this time. Once we have this information, we will contact the client and explain our services. If we are the right service for your client at this time, we will offer an initial clinical assessment with one of our specialist counsellors.

If you have any queries on referrals, please contact us on 0300 365 1045 or email