Monday night saw the cowardly attack on crowds of mostly young people leaving a concert at Manchester Arena. Our thoughts are with the victims, their families and friends who have been affected by this horrific act of violence and terror.

We are aware that many young victims are from Lancashire who will have traveled, some with friends and family, to Manchester for a night of live music and entertainment. Tragically we have already seen that some of the casualties are from our communities.

Anyone caught up in this devastating attack will be deeply affected by the experience and by what they have seen. Any support you may need is available right now, we’re here if you need it, whenever you are ready.

We can provide support to those affected and their families. We would urge anyone caught up in the attack to get in touch. The service is here for you with trained staff on hand to talk, to listen and to offer help and advice.

For young people in particular we have Nest Lancashire, a dedicated service that focuses on providing specialist support, advice and counselling for children and young people affected by crime. You can talk to them in confidence and all of our services are completely confidential and free of charge.

Contact Details for more information and support:

The National Casualty Bureau number is: 0800 096 0095

Lancashire Victim Services: Call 0300 323 085, email  or visit

NEST Lancashire: Support for children and young people – call 0300 111 0323, text NEST and your number to 60777, email or visit