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Blue Sky Sexual Assault Referral Centre

Contact details

Tel: 01926 562160

E-mail: geh-tr.theblueskycentre@nhs.net

Website: https://blueskycentre.org.uk/

Updated February 2020

Centre manager

Name: Tony Mumford

Tel: 01926 562160

E-mail: antony.mumford@geh.nhs.uk

Specialty details

Our centre provides a service to men and women who have experienced rape or sexual assault.

All Blue Sky Centre clients are treated with dignity and respect, regardless of gender identity, age, ethnicity, ability or sexuality.

We understand that accessing support for sexual abuse can be incredibly difficult for anyone, but for those from black and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ and people who have physical, learning or mental difficulties, there are often extra barriers that may make you feel unable to reach out for support.

Our staff work hard to ensure that our service is accessible to everyone because equality is important to us.

 

The Blue Sky Centre Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) is located in the grounds of George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, College Street, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 7DJ. Note that the postcode takes Sat Nav users to the rear of the hospital off Heath End Road. The SARC is best accessed via the A444. We provide coordinated, forensic, medical and aftercare services to men and women over 18 living in Coventry & Warwickshire who have experienced rape or sexual assault, recent or non-recent.

Our full range of services include:

Crisis Worker Support

  • Forensic Medical Examination (if appropriate)
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Sexual Health Screening for Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV PEP Risk Assessment
  • Referral to Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA), Counselling or other supporting agencies

  

Blue Sky Centre

George Eliot Hospital,

College Street,

Nuneaton,

Warwickshire,

CV10 7DJ

Twitter: https://twitter.com/blueskycentrecw

 Email: info@blueskycentre.org.uk

Services and clinics

Self referrals and referrals by other health care professionals

Anyone from Coventry or Warwickshire who has been sexually assaulted can refer themself to the service or they can be referred by any other health care professional, including GPs. Where possible, please give notice of attendance by calling 01926 562160, this allows staff at the centre to ensure a crisis worker and clinician attend to offer support and conduct the relevant examination. An on-call rota ensures that the centre is accessible 24 hours a day, 356 days a year.

Who can be referred: Anyone from Coventry or Warwickshire who has been sexually assaulted recently.

How to refer: Call 01926 562160Out of hours calls still to 0800 970 0371 (Police)  0800 970 0370 (Self-referral line) 

Police referrals

Anyone reporting a sexual assault to police in Warwickshire who requires an examination and support will be taken to the Blue Sky Centre


Crisis workers

A dedicated crisis worker will be on hand to support anyone attending the centre. They will offer support through the medical examination and then offer advice on agencies that can further assist in recovery. The crisis workers work on an on-call rota system, meaning that there will be someone available 24-hours a day to attend the centre to offer support and advice.

Blue Sky Centre team

Centre staff

  • Crisis workersA dedicated crisis worker will be on hand to support any victim of sexual assault attending the centre.
  • Cheryl Evans Cheryl EvansBlue Sky Centre deputy manager
  • Tony Mumford Tony MumfordBlue Sky Centre manager

In the news

  • New team in place to help victims of sexual assaultA new service to help the victims of sexual assault is nearly ready to open its doors following the appointment of eight crisis workers. 13 February 2013
  • Blue sky vision 'almost a reality'A new centre to help survivors of sexual assault in Coventry and Warwickshire has been 'delivered' to a site at George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton. The construction of the Blue Sky Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) took place in a factory in Coventry before it was dropped in by crane just before Christmas. 10 January 2013
  • Local group offer a helping handA caring group of local people are doing their bit to help some of the most vulnerable people in the local community. 06 December 2012
  • Blue sky centre on the horizonBuilding work has started on a new state of the art centre that will offer anyone who has been sexually assaulted a safe environment to receive the care, treatment and support they may need. 30 November 2012