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One year on – Cambridgeshire’s Victims’ Hub celebrates its first birthday

A ground-breaking project providing victims of crime in Cambridgeshire with a ‘one stop shop’ of counselling and support services is celebrating the completion of its first year.

The county’s Victims’ Hub, which launched on October 1 2014, has helped thousands of vulnerable people seek practical and emotional counselling services in the aftermath of a crime in the past 12 months.

Praised nationally as an innovative model of victim care, the Victims’ Hub has provided the public with a simpler system for accessing the help they need – while making it clear who is responsible for their ongoing support.

A special anniversary celebration, including the cutting of a birthday cake, is taking place on Wednesday 30 September to mark the important milestone which will be attended by Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Graham Bright, Temporary Deputy Chief Constable Mark Hopkins, the Victims’ Hub team, Hub including Steve Welby, head of Victims’ Hub and Victim Care Development.

Commenting ahead of the event, Sir Graham said: “The Victim’s Hub has been a remarkable success with service users themselves praising the care and support they’ve received from the specially trained Victim Care Coordinators.

“I’m very much looking forward to congratulating the team for its relentless passion and motivation towards helping people to recover from their traumatic experiences of crime.”